If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you might think perhaps you should rest your feet, but it’s actually better for you to keep on the move. Plantar fasciitis affects the band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes, and can cause stabbing pains when walking. A treatment for it is to keep moving, but make sure you don’t overdo it. Keep your mileage and speed down if you begin experiencing pain, and place an ice pack under your foot for 15 minutes after you’ve finished walking. An alternative is to roll a frozen bottle of water under your foot for 10 to 15 minutes instead. Adding support to your foot can also help, so using an insole in your shoe or wrapping your foot with athletic tape is also recommended. To find out more about this, read this guide to Walking With Plantar Fasciitis .
An urgent care center is used for episodic care for patients with medical conditions that require treatment. When experiencing a non-life threatening situation (but could lead to potentially harmful outcome if not treated in a timely fashion), a patient can receive treatment at Methodist Urgent Care rather than seeking treatment at an emergency room. Patients should inform their Primary Care physician of such visit and consult him or her for follow up care. If the patient is in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 right away for care.
Many people with kidney disorders have high blood pressure. This is because the kidney makes chemicals involved in the control of blood pressure. If you develop high blood pressure then treatment is usually advised to bring your blood pressure down. A medicine called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or an angiotensin-II receptor antagonist (AIIRA) - sometimes called an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) - is commonly used for this. These medicines seem to have a protective effect on the kidneys and can reduce the amount of protein leaking. These medicines might not be suitable for everyone but your doctor can advise you whether you need to take them. In very rare circumstances they can make your kidney function worse (if you have an undiagnosed problem called renal artery stenosis).