What is Plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis occurs due to sprain of the tissue which connects the heel to the toes.

You'll notice pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and arch. 

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Recently started exercising on hard surfaces.

Exercise with a tight calf or heel.

Overstretch the sole of your foot

Recently started a lot of walking, running or standing for long periods of time.

Shoes with poor support.

Overweight

Diabetes, liver disease, Thyroid issues, alcoholism, advanced age, smoking,Bone spurs, Genetic

What are the symptoms of Plantar fasciitis?

Discomfort in the bottom of the foot when you start walking after sleeping or resting.

Pain feels better during exercise, but returns after resting

It is difficult to raise that toes off the floor.

What should I do if I have symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Consult your healthcare provider.

Your healthcare provider will ask you questions related to your symptoms, performing physical exam.

Based on your condition, they may order Imaging.

Medicines, exercises are advised.

If symptoms do not get better, see your healthcare provider for further instructions.

Self-help?

Self-help is for my symptoms only. If you symptoms persist, please consult your healthcare provider.

Rest and elevate your foot.

Put an ice pack in a towel on the painful area for 20 minutes every 2-3 hours.

Wear comfortable shoes with low heel and soft sole/Heel pads with good support.

Regular gentle stretching exercises like swimming

As needed medicines for pain relief as prescribed by your doctor.

Avoid the following

Do not walk or stand for long periods of time.

Do not wear high heels, tight pointy shoes, flip-flops or backless slippers.

Do not try to walk barefoot on hard surfaces. 

 

Plantar fascia and Achilles tendon

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