Conditions

PLANTAR FASCIITIS

It is the most common cause of heal pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects the heal bone to the toes. If you strain your plantar facia it gets weak, swollen and inflamed then your heal hurts when you stand or walk. It is common in middle aged people, athletes and soldiers. Causes: • High arches or flat feet • Obesity • Excessive Pronation while walking • Wearing shoes that won’t fit well • Tight calf muscles Symptoms and signs: • Pain on taking on the first step after getting out of bed or sitting for a long time • Pain and stiffness in the foot on standing for a long time or after climbing stairs Diagnosis: • On how active you are and what physical activity you do • Your past health including illness or injuries • X-ray to rule out stress fracture Treatment: • Give your foot rest. Do not walk or run on hard surfaces • Medications • Cryotherapy • Toe stretches, Calf stretches and towel stretches • Pick shoes with good arch support and cushioned sole. Use shoe inserts

PLANTAR FASCIITIS