Plantar fasciitis, also known as jogger’s heal, is a severe sharp pain located at the sole or medial border of the foot often causing the first few steps of the day to be the most painful and stiff.
It is characterized by inflammation, pain, fibrosis and/or structural deterioration of the plantar fascia of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that runs from your heal to your toe supporting the arch of the foot. Chronic overuse due to increase activity or an increase in weight causes the inflammation. It is more common however in individuals with hyperpronated feet (flatfoot) although almost 10% of all people experience plantar fasciitis at one point in their life.
Deformative changes of the foot can occur in long term affliction of plantar fasciitis.
Athletic population, obesity, unusual increase in activity, poor footwear, hip mal-allignments, poor gait.
Sharp pain at sole of feet either below the heal or medial aspect of heal
Pain, stiffness, swelling, inflammation, reduced range of motion
Cryotherapy, ultrasound, stretching of the plantar fascia, ART, Taping, Footware advice
If treated timely, plantar fasciitis can be resolved under 6 months. However in some cases where the proper treatment is non seeked and no remedy is attempted plantar fasciitis can lead to foot deformities and might thus need surgical intervention.
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