Plantar Fasciitis : Origin, Causes, Examination, Treatment of plantar fasciitis


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Plantar fasciitis: Origins and treatment of Plantar Fasciitis - Plantar fasciitis.Plantar Fasciitis Inflammation is caused by overstretching or excessive use of the plantar fascia.

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Plantar Fasciitis : Origin, Causes, Examination, Treatment of plantar fasciitis

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  2. 2. Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia is tissue found at the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to our toes to create what we know as the arch When it becomes inflamed, this is known as Plantar fasciitis. Inflammation is caused by overstretching or excessive use of the plantar fascia and develops a tear in the tissue.
  3. 3. This would result in pain and will make movement difficult for patients. Those who suffer from this foot ailment experience severe pain in the arch. The most common complaint made by patients is sharp or dull pain and stiffness experienced in the arch. Some also report an ache or burning sensation at the bottom of the foot. The pain usually occurs in the morning and when a patient would take his initial steps. Patients also experience pain after long periods of standing or sitting down, when going up some stairs or after an intense physical activity.
  4. 4. Causes It can occur in men and women. Some people are more prone to develop this foot ailment more than others. There are several causes of plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is similar to a rubber band and contracts and loosens up with movement, absorbing weight and pressure. When there is significant physical activity, such as during sports activities, stress placed on the plantar fascia can result in tears and swelling which would cause moderate to extreme pain. The common causes of Plantar fasciitis include: • Flat feet or high arches • Running long distance especially on uneven surfaces or downhill • Obesity or sudden increase in weight • Tightness of the Achilles tendon
  5. 5. Some types of Arthritis can also cause plantar fasciitis. They cause inflammation in the tendons that can result to plantar fasciitis. This usually occurs in elderly patients. Diabetes likewise contributes to the development of this foot ailment among the elderly. Causes
  6. 6. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic problems concerning the foot and often occurs in men who are physically active between the ages of 40-70. Majority of cases of plantar fasciitis will not need surgery to relieve the pain or correct the condition. There are non-invasive treatments that can help although patients respond differently to treatments and recovery can vary from patient to patient.
  7. 7. Examination A physical examination is conducted to check for tenderness, flat foot or high arch, swelling, stiffness or tight Achilles tendon. An x-ray may also be recommended.
  8. 8. Treatment Medication for pain relief can be prescribed such as Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen to relieve the inflammation and swelling. Other steps that can help would include applying ice to the inflamed area, wearing of custom made foot orthotics in the shoe and steroid shots to the heel and surgery, when appropriate.
  9. 9. Prevention A major cause of plantar fasciitis is wearing shoes that provide inadequate arch and sole protection. When shoes don’t fit well or give little protection and cushion, even walking can cause a major stress on the plantar fascia. The best preventive measure is to choose good fitting shoes with adequate cushion and support. Delaying treatment can lead to worsening of symptoms. If home remedy doesn’t help, the best thing is to see a podiatrist, a foot specialist or a kinésiologist at once. Even a mild ache, left untreated, can result in chronic pain.
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