Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament that lies directly beneath the skin on the bottom of foot. The plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament which commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move more, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or after rising from sitting

SYMPTOMS

  • A stabbing pain at the bottom of the foot near the heel
  • Pain is usually the most during the first few steps of awakening or long period of standing

CAUSES

  • Tension and stress on the bowstring plantar fascia becomes too great and causes a small tear
  • Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed

SOLUTIONS

  • Medication pain relievers can ease the pain and inflammation
  • Orthotics devices such as custom fitted arch support can help to distribute pressure to the feet more evenly
  • Physiotherapy to strengthen lower leg muscles thus stabilizing ankle and heel
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