Understanding Plantar Fasciitis and Tips on how to Treat It
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the bottom of the foot. It is caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that supports your arch and connects your heel to your toes.
Pain is characterized as sharp and severe heel pain when bearing weight. It frequently appears suddenly and leaves sufferers limping around on their forefoot in an attempt to relieve pressure on the heel.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The most common symptoms are:
- Pain in the heel area when you get up from sitting or lying down
- Pain when you take your first steps in the morning
- Pain when you put weight on your foot
- Tenderness and stiffness on the bottom of your foot
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Numerous problems have been connected to Plantar Fasciitis. The cause of this condition is unknown, but it may result from a number of factors:
· Excessively tight calf muscles
· Improper training
· Excessive pronation of the foot
· Bad footwear
· Sudden change in activity level or type of activity
Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
The most common ( Non-Surgical )
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis includes:
Resting your feet and avoiding walking barefoot or on hard surfaces as much as possible.
A tennis or golf ball rolled over the plantar fascia may also be beneficial
Wearing supportive shoes or inserts to help with arch support and heel cushioning.
Using ice packs to reduce swelling.
Prescription medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroid injections into the plantar fascia to reduce inflammation.
Physiotherapy such as Myotherapy, Dry needling, IASTM, Shockwave Treatment, Corrective Exercises and Stretching.
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