Plantar Fasciitis | Heel Pain

The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and if strained, becomes weak, swollen and inflamed. Repeated strain can bring about small tears in the ligament causing pain and swelling. Repeated injuries to the plantar fascia seem to be the main cause of plantar fasciitis which can develop in one or both feet.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:

Plantar fasciitis causes pain in your heel. It’s usually worse when you take your first steps in the morning or after you’ve been sitting for a long time. It tends to feel better with activity but worsens again after you spend a long time on your feet.

You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if you:

  • Have foot arch problems (both flat feet and high arches)

  • Run long distances, downhill or on uneven surfaces

  • Are obese or gain weight suddenly

  • Have a tight Achilles tendon (the tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel)

  • Wear shoes with poor arch support or soft soles

  • Change your activity level

Treatment:

Decreasing or even stopping the activities that make the pain worse is the first step in reducing the pain. You may need to stop athletic activities where your feet pound on hard surfaces (for example, running or step aerobics).Most people who have plantar fasciitis recover in several months with conservative treatment, including resting, icing the painful area, using Silicon gel heel pad ( https://amzn.to/2Yg7F1T),Physiotherapy modalities ,stretching and strengthening exercises.

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