There are a number of methods which can be used to reduce the pain from plantar fasciitis. Treating plantar fasciitis usually involves medication to ease the pain. This is most commonly
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID's) which are helpful in alleviating pain as well as reducing inflammation. Sometimes corticosteroids may be administered either topically or by injection into the
plantar fascia directly, although this is usually reserved for only the most severe cases. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) can be used to good effect, with the treatment using painless sound
waves to help the healing process.
Heel pain is the major symptom of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fascia is a tissue which runs at the bottom of your heel and becomes painful and inflammatory causing plantar fasciitis. These tissues run
from the heels to the tip of the toes. Plantar fasciitis causes throbbing pain when you try to lift your leg during walking or running. Mainly it is a common problem faced by runners, obese people
and pregnant women. Also, those who wear shoes which do not support the feet properly, can suffer from plantar fasciitis. Let us discuss the exact treatment for this condition.
Surgery carries the risk of nerve injury, infection, rupture of the plantar fascia, and failure of the pain to improve. Surgical procedures, such as plantar fascia release, are a last resort, and
often lead to further complications such as a lowering of the arch and pain in the supero-lateral side of the foot due to compression of the cuboid bone. An ultrasound guided needle fasciotomy can be
used as a minimally invasive surgical intervention for plantar fasciitis. A needle is inserted into the plantar fascia and moved back and forwards to disrupt the fibrous tissue.
Plantar fasciitis is a common inflammatory condition associated with the overuse of plantar fascia. In common terms plantar fascia is known as the arch tendon of the foot. Speaking of the structure
of plantar fascia, it is a thick band of tissues and is aligned from the heel to the front portion of the foot. It connects to each and every bone that constitutes the ball of your foot. There is a
pad made of fat present in your heel covering the plantar fascia. This pad helps in absorbing the shocks experienced during walking. Heel pain can be experienced if the plantar fascia gets
The foot is made up of multiple bones, ligaments and muscles that provide a significant amount of range of motion and support for the extremity and the human body above. Changes to any of the soft
tissues can alter the bio-mechanics and cause pain and dysfunction in the foot and perhaps elsewhere in the body. In cases of plantar fasciitis, the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
states that the condition is thought to be brought on by an overload of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is made up of soft tissue on the bottom of the foot and helps keep the arches of the
When you go in to see your podiatrist about the pain in the bottom of your heel, be sure to come prepared to answer questions (and ask questions of your own, of course). Your doctor will probably
want to know a history of your symptoms and will perform a physical exam of your foot to check for swelling and redness. He or she may also check for tenderness on the foot to find out where the pain
is coming from. You may need to get X-rays to check for other possible sources of your pain (such as stress fractures).
Surgery carries the risk of nerve injury, infection, rupture of the plantar fascia, and failure of the pain to improve. 13 Surgical procedures, such as plantar fascia release, are a last resort, and
often lead to further complications such as a lowering of the arch and pain in the supero-lateral side of the foot due to compression of the cuboid bone. 14 An ultrasound guided needle fasciotomy can
be used as a minimally invasive surgical intervention for Plantar Fasciitis. A needle is inserted into the Plantar Fascia and moved back and forwards to disrupt the fibrous tissue. 15
Potential risks include rupture of the plantar fascia and fat pad atrophy. 22 , 23 Rupture of the plantar fascia was found in almost 10 percent of patients after plantar fascia injection in one
series. 22 Long-term sequelae of plantar fascia rupture were found in approximately one half of the patients with plantar fascia rupture, with longitudinal arch strain accounting for more than one
half of the chronic complications. 22 , 23 On the other hand, one author 24 found that most individuals with rupture of the plantar fascia had resolution of symptoms with rest and rehabilitation.
Treatment of this condition after proper diagnosis from a foot and ankle surgeon usually begins with rest and avoiding any physical activities that might aggravate the plantar fasciitis Icing 20
minutes several times a day also helps reduce the inflammation associated with the condition. Also, it is important to avoid going barefoot. This puts excessive stain on the plantar fascia.
Stretching exercises are also critical. Stretching helps not only to stretch the calf muscles but also stretches the plantar fascia to help reduce pain and help with the recovery. Medications are
also useful in the treatment process.
This kind of plantar fasciitis stretches is done in order to stretch the hind leg as well as the ankles. You need a flat surface and an elevated area such as the curb, a stair step or a low chair.
You might also need to hold or lean on to something so that you will not lose your balance. This is a very easy stretching exercise to do. Stand by the edge of the elevated item that you have chosen
and stand on your toes. Keep the toes on that edge and allow the heel to drop lower than the toes.