Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating plantar fasciitis

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

This week’s answers:

Dear editor/Doc,

I’m 29 suffering from severe pain in the heels early in the mornings when I wake up and also after long sittings or standings. And also pain in the inner side of both the legs below knees when I jog/run?I think its shin area! Pain continues for few days even after stopping running. No problem when walking. I can’t walk bare footed on stones, feels sever pain at anytime! Don’t know is this problem called plantar fasciitis or not? But can it be permanently cured? If I neglect will it turn into sever problem in future?Please suggest diet,medicine,exercise etc;

Thanks Regards
DHARANI KUMAR

Yes! Its plantar faciitis. U can use MCR or MCP slippers with ultrasound massage and analgesics. Except pain no other problem in future.

DEAR DOCTOR

I HAVE A TEARING PAIN IN ONLY MY LEFT KNEE WHEN I TRY TO SIT DOWN ON THE FLOOR. THE PAIN SEEMS TO BE ONLY SUPERFICIAL, i.e I DON’T FEEL THE PAIN IN THE KNEE JOINT

I AM 46 YEARS AND WEIGH 85 KG. PHYSICALLY ACTIVE AND DRIVE A TWO WHEELER FOR LONG DISTANCES AT A STRETCH IN ANY GIVEN DAY.

PLEASE ADVICE

REGARDS
RAM

I think there must be a strain in your knee. U can try quadriceps exercises and some heat fomentation. Its better to avoid knee bending (ie) sitting down and long drive in 2 wheelers.

Sir,
I am suffering from AS for past 7 years and having Lower extremities pain for last one year. Doctor says neuropathy. I am taking Gabapin 300mg thrice a day from last 9 month and methylcoblamin OD. But leg pain has not reduced. Now my hand and shoulder have also pain. Neurologist done NCV test and diagnose peripheral neuropathy says 32m/sec conduction only.
He says neuropathy due to SAZO. I stopped sazo before 9 moths. I want your opinion to reduce pain. I am also taking Zerodol-P and Depomedrol 80mg inj. weekly. No benefit seen. Reply soon.
Thanks.
Regards
Ravi Shekhar

Sir what is your age? Do you have diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis or any other disease? Why were u taking tab.sazo?

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