Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
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Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well steroid injections, locally, shall definitely relieve plantar heel pain, if any, and the effect would last for a couple of weeks to months. However, an overuse does potentially present with complications involving thinning of the fat pad and rupture of the fascia in the long term. As an alternative, one may try the following natural steps to manage the plantar heel pain suitably -
(a) regular stretching of the feet.
(b) extra-corporeal shock wave therapy. For this you will require to take help from a physiotherapist.
(c) ensure that you do not undertake any kind of hard exercises including jumping, jogging, running etc all. (d) use soft/ cushioned shoes to support the heels comfortably while at home and also outside.
(e) apply ice cold treatment (use an ice bag preferably) topically on the heal for 5 to 10 minutes, 2 times daily.
(f) apply homeopathic'traumeel' cream topically, two to three times daily.
(g) take rest and avoid repetitive strains so as to arrest any further injures to the heel (s).
(h) take'enzomac' enzyme, 1 tab twice daily after food, for 7 days.
Hope this helps alleviate your health issues. Do take care and all the very best.
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