Plantar Fasciitis is the medical term which refers to the inflammation (swelling) of your plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the tissue (ligament specifically) which connects your heel to your toes and supports your foot's arch. When the arch of your foot is strained due to excessive or repetitive force, too much working on your feet, or too much impact over time, the tissue becomes painful and swollen.
Plantar fasciitis commonly affects people over 45 years of age, often due to a lifetime of use, especially members of the military, athletes, and those who spend a lot of time working on their feet.
1. The most important thing to know about plantar fasciitis is that it is reversible for around 95% of sufferers in a matter of weeks to months, without heavy interventions such as surgery. That is, if it is diagnosed early.
2. Most treatment involves simple things you can do at home, including toe stretches, rest, and taking over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen.
3. Adopting the use of orthotics in order to increase support for the arches of the foot helps to reduce the tension and pressure on the plantar fascia. Orthotics are, therefore, recommended by podiatrists for moderate relief of pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
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The most important thing is to listen to your doctor. Call your doctor immediately if you suspect you have developed plantar fasciitis, or if the treatment plan you agreed upon with your doctor is not working.
*LEGAL disclaimer: This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Anima Medical disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.