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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is the inflammation of the plantar fascia that connects your heel bone to your forefoot. It is very common for people who are constantly on their foot. People who are overweight and who wear shoes with inadequate support tends to have higher chance of sustaining plantar fasciitis.

Causes

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that is usually due to constant tension and stress. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause irritation and inflammation to the fascia. The strength and condition of the fascia can also be affected by various risk factors such as age, obesity and foot mechanics.

Symptoms

  • Stabbing pain in the bottom of your heel.
  • Worst during the first few steps upon getting out of bed in the morning
  • Pain after long periods of standing or rising from sitting
  • Pain after exercises
  • Usually starts on one foot first

Treatment

The key to full recovery is to ensure that the ligament is constantly in a relaxed position. When we are sleeping, our body heals the inflamed ligament naturally, but the moment we put our weight on our foot as we get out of bed in the morning, we tear the ligament again. That is why it takes so long to recover. The method is to make sure that whenever you are on your foot, it is supported with arch support slippers or insoles. That way, there will be less pressure on your heel, and allows it to repair naturally.

Some exercises such as stretching and strengthening can also shorten the recovery period. In addition, to facilitate stretching during sleep, it is recommended to wear night splints that stretches the arch of your foot.

If several months of conservative treatments don’t work or plantar fascia has ruptured, your doctor may suggest surgery, injection and shock wave therapy.

Prevention

There are many ways to prevent Plantar fasciitis. A simple way is to increase your physical activity level gradually and avoid sudden high impact activities. While maintaining regular physical activities is recommended, it is important to also include stretching and strengthening of the calf muscles to prepare and condition your ligament. Most importantly, the shoes that you wear should provide cushion for the heels and it is best to have supportive insoles to distribute the pressure around your feet evenly.

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