FAQs on Prescription Pain Creams for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of heel pain and inflammation. A thick strip of tissue on the bottom of the foot is referred to as plantar fascia. It traverses the bottom of the foot, connecting the toes and heel bone. The pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis is usually described as a stabbing sensation.
The most excruciating pain generally occurs upon rising from bed and continues until the circulation is stimulated properly. Individuals who are overweight, run on a routine basis, or wear shoes that provide inadequate support are most susceptible to Plantar Fasciitis.
Why is it debilitating?
If patients ignore the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, it can become severe to the point of debilitation. It is essential to seek medical attention for the inflammation and pain associated with this condition. Once the pain becomes chronic, individuals may be incapable of participating in daily activities and/or work. The pain and inflammation can make it difficult to stand, and once this is chronic, it can be nearly impossible. In some cases, the result can be a necessity for more invasive treatment such as surgery.
How do topical pain creams help Plantar Fasciitis?
Simple topical treatments for Plantar Fasciitis can bring about fast relief of pain and inflammation, as well as negate the need for surgery. Topical treatments do not compromise the digestive tract as oral prescriptions do. This type of treatment generally acts much more quickly than other forms due to the fact that it acts locally.
While there is pain in general associated with Plantar Fasciitis, the most common cause of the pain is swelling. This makes the use of NSAIDs one of the best treatments for this pain. NSAIDs are chemical compounds such as ibuprofen and are extremely effective for decreasing swelling.
When NSAIDs are added to topical creams they are capable of acting much more quickly to the localized pain and inflammation. It is important for patients to consult a physician before using NSAIDs, especially in the case of heart conditions and/or prolonged use.
Many of the same types of topical ointments and creams prescribed for arthritis, sports injuries, and tendonitis are often recommended for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. One of the most commonly prescribed is an ointment which contains eucalyptus, mint oil, or menthol. These create a simultaneous cooling and heating effect. This relaxes the area and reduces pain as well as inflammation.
My Pain Cream MD offers telemedicine consults for those experiencing heel pain to discuss options for prescription pain cream. With those who have private insurance and prescription benefits, the tele-doc consult can provide relief by providing a prescription, when then is formulated in a customized fashion and shipped directly to your home!