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planter phashitis

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Joy at Unity

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 04/19/2013 14:13:24 From: 199.248.225.250
Hi littlered,
Thanks for the update! Steroid medications are definitely on the list of medications that can elevate blood sugars. I ran your questions by one of our endocrinologists and he said is quite variable as to how long blood sugars may be elevated after a steroid injection but on average plan on about one week. He recommended you check with your doctor about how long the steroid treatment will last in terms of managing your plantar facisitis.
littlered

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 04/18/2013 20:34:17 From: 70.100.151.123
update, well went to foot doctor he put a shot of steroids in my foot , it hurt but today was first day taking a step without wincing!!!!! my sugars went up to about 200 so i can add steroids to my list of meds that i watch my sugar level with, does anyone know how long these shots last and will my sugar return to normal in a day or so after taking the shot?
NYRunner

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 04/05/2013 12:57:02 From: 199.248.225.250
Thanks for everyones input on the plantar facitis, keep those questions coming.
littlered

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 04/04/2013 20:24:54 From: 50.48.105.236
thank you. I will definatly look into a foot doctor, my regular physician gave me a phone number too one near me so hopefully i will get this cleared up or at least feeling better.
doswald4

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 04/02/2013 09:29:43 From: 74.43.149.121
Have heart. I had problems with this years ago, well before my blood sugar started to climb. A podiatrist will definitely know how to treat it. In my case, a combination of shoes that fit properly, sufficient arch support, daily stretches, and changing the way I walked have eliminated the problem.
Joy at Unity

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 03/29/2013 14:33:20 From: 199.248.225.250
HI Jen,
I am not aware that plantar fascitis is a complication of diabetes, but that is a better question asked of your doctor and/or a podiatrist!

It is important to take good care of your feet; the feet are more vulnerable to development of foot ulcers in people with diabetes due to diabetes complications of nerve damage and poor circulation. The best prevention are regular foot checkups at the doctor's office to help track blood flow and the feeling in your feet. You will also want to check your feet daily at home for hot spots, red streaks, swelling, cracks, sores or injuries; and pay attention to burning, tingling or pins and needles sensations in the feet. If you experience any of these things you will want to contact and discuss with your doctor. Wash your feet daily using lukewarm water and mild soap, dry the feet well, especially in between the toes, and apply a moisturizing lotion paying special attention to the heel area (do not apply lotion between the toes). Protect your feet with proper footware, avoid walking barefoot, do not wear shoes that are tight or uncomfortable and you may also want to avoid shoes with open toes and heels. Use a nail file to trim your toes, avoid clippers and scissors due to the risk of accidently cutting your skin. If your toenails are difficult to cut, ask your doctor or podiatrist to cut them for you.
littlered

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 03/28/2013 19:50:45 From: 50.48.105.236
Joy thanks. Is this also a complication of diabetes and are there more foot problems to expect? thanks jen
Joy at Unity

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 03/26/2013 13:51:54 From: 199.248.225.250
Hi littlered,
plantar fasciitis can certainly be a chronic issue and a painful one at that! I would recommend you contact your doctor if you haven't already to see what he/she may recommend. Physical therapy may be one option, but I encourage you to discuss further with your doctor for treatment recommendations.
littlered

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Post to the Thread      Posted on 03/25/2013 21:04:59 From: 50.48.105.236
will this ever go away my left foot hurts all the time i put a frozen water bottle under my foot also cold and heat nothing helps i walk every day with work so staying off it is not an option is there any other things i can do?
 
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