Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue (plantar fascia) along the bottom of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes.

Maintain a healthy weight. Carrying extra weight can put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
  • Symptoms
  • Heel pain

    • At heel pad

    • Occurs or worsens with your first steps in the morning or after a period of inactivity or long periods of standing

    • Pain decreases initially with movement then worsens

    • Occurs or worsens with passive dorsiflexion of the toes

    • Gradual onset

    common

    Tenderness at the heel pad

    common

  • Risk factors
  • Spend most of your work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces

    or Having high amount of body fat

    or Flat feet

    or High arch in feet

    or Long-distance running

    or Aerobic dance

  • Treatment
  • Home treatments like rest, icing, and using braces and anti-inflammatory drugs are often the first ways to treat plantar fasciitis. Try to change your shoes as not all shoes provide an adequate level of cushioning for the feet. Stretching and strengthening exercises or using special devices may relieve symptoms. If more conservative measures aren't working after several months, your doctor might recommend: - Injecting steroid medication into the tender area can provide temporary pain relief - Ultrasonic tissue repair. - Few people need surgery to detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone. It is generally an option only when the pain is severe and other treatments have failed.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Plantar Fasciitis, then a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.

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