Plantar fasciitis is heel pain

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Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. Heel spur syndrome is a bony overgrowth on the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome affect women more than men. They can cause the bottom of the heel and arch to become painful.

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Plantar fasciitis is heel pain

  1. 1. PLANTAR FASCIITIS/HEEL PAINDefinition Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. Heel spur syndrome is a bony overgrowth on the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome affect women more than men. They can cause the bottom of the heel and arch to become painful.Statistics  Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome are the most common causes of plantar heel pain.  73% of patients with heel pain are diagnosed with either plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome.  15% of patients who see a podiatrist complain of heel pain.  90% of those who suffer from plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome respond to non-surgical care.  83.5% of the patients with plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome pain with first steps in the morning.  Plantar fasciitis can occur with or without a heel spur present.Causes  Stretching the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot  Muscle imbalance  Bone deformity  Obesity  Trauma  Tightness of the muscles on the back of the legWhat Can  Warm up and stretch properly before exercise.You Do?  Wear appropriate shoe gear.  RICE – rest, ice, compression, and elevation.What Might  Perform a physical examination.The  Perform x-ray evaluation.Podiatrist  Recommend taping.Do?  Prescribe orthotic devices.  Prescribe appropriate medication.  Administer injections.  Perform surgery if necessary.

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