NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM TAKING A VITAMIN. By comparison, a child dies every day from aspirin. Is there even one single vitamin listed in the Physicians Desk Reference? There is an enormous amount of valid scientific evidence supporting the benefits of vitamins. Why do doctors only rarely prescribe them?
The following numbers come from Linus Pauling, a 2-time nobel prize winner. These doses are absolutely safe.
For carpal tunnel, tarsal tunnel, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis, take 200 mg a day of B6, 1,000 mg of B3 (niacin), 5,000 mg of Vitamin C, and 800 IU of Vitamin E. You can also get calcium, magnesium, zinc all in one tablet-once a day. Vitamin C can cause upset stomach and gas. B3 can cause skin flushing and tingling. Spread out the doses over the course of a day to prevent these symptoms and to help absorption. If you refuse to take this much of anyone of these, then take as much as you can.
Vitamin C is extremely important for scar tissue to heal back strong. Vitamin C is REQUIRED for the formation of collagen. More makes it stronger. 10,000 mg per day should be taken before, during, and after surgery! B6 shrinks synovial membranes. B3 helps arthritis.
Also,1500 mg Glucosamine sulfate (not HCL) 500 mg 3 times a day. 1200 mg once a day of chondroitin. These last 2 are expensive compared to vitamins, but they will probably help many conditions similar to arthritis (such as plantar fasciitis) and will not hurt.
Also, 30,000 IU of Vitamin A and megadoses of all the other B vitamins WILL NOT HURT.