Plantar fasciitis

  •  Plantar fascia is a group of fibrous band tissue connecting from the heel bone to the base of the toes. Its function is to support the arch of the foot.

  • Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia caused by repeated strain , which is the most common cause of heel pain.

  •  Without appropriate treatment, the pain may last for months to years

 

Causes:
  • Foot abnormalities e.g. Flat foot,  high arch foot,
    inadequate flexibility in the calf muscle

  • Prolonged walking or standing

  • Obesity or always carry a heavy object to
    increase the pressure on the arch of the foot

  • Wearing inappropriate shoes
    e.g. high-heel shoes, too tight and hard shoes

 

Symptoms:
  • Pain and swelling in the heel, especially on the first few steps out of bed in the morning.

  • The pain is slightly decreased after walking for a period of time but the pain increases again after a prolonged standing and walking.

 

Prevention:
  • Weight reduction

  • Avoid prolonged standing and walking, get more rest

  • Use of arch support or heel pads

 

Treatment:

 

 

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