The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that surrounds the arch of the foot and extends from the heel bone to the toes’ bases. Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury that causes the plantar fascia to swell at its attachment site on the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain in the arch of the foot and on the inside of the ankle. Plantar fasciitis is typically treated with physiotherapy.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia is extended or pushed away from its attachment to the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is generally associated with activities or professions that include a great deal of walking, running or dancing.
What do the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis look like?
In the morning, the pain usually is sharper, with the first few moves becoming particularly painful. High-impact weight-bearing behaviours, such as running or leaping, worsen the discomfort. The pain is mainly restricted to the inside edge of the ankle. The condition worsens typically over time, and the pain level grows. Such signs and symptoms include:
- aches and pains
- limited range of motion
- pins and needles or tingling
- problems with gait
If I have plantar fasciitis, what do I do?
If you have plantar fasciitis or believe you have it, you can get physiotherapy care as soon as practicable. The faster treatment is sought, the better the chances of a successful outcome.
If I have plantar fasciitis, what do I avoid doing?
You do not expect the pain to go away if you do not get help. Since it warms up when you work out, this injury is often overlooked. However, each time you put weight on it, it swells even more. If the condition worsens, the suffering will become less and less bearable, and the injuries may become much more painful to heal and will take longer to respond to medication.
Plantar fasciitis is treated with physiotherapy.
Plantar fasciitis can be diagnosed and treated with the aid of a physiotherapy clinic. A proper diagnosis is expected for a good result. The results of the evaluation primarily dictate treatment; however, a combined strategy is typically used. The following treatments can be used:
- Treatment for Soft Tissues
- Stretching programs
- If all other options have been eliminated, surgery or anti-inflammatory injections can be considered in some cases.