Troubled foot? Planter Fasciitis could be the ReasonPragya Raiwal
The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar fasciitis. In which plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes pain in the foot and stiffness.
Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel (calcaneus) to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber for your foot.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
- Overweight or obese people have greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis
- Long-distance runners are also at risk of plantar fascia problems.
- Also, people whose job require continuous standing for long hours are at risk if they do the job like in which they require continue standing E.g. factory workers, restaurant servers/managers, etc.
- If anyone has foot problems such as very high arches or very flat feet, they are also at high risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
- Tight calf muscles and tendon may also result in plantar fasciitis.
- Inappropriate footwear (too soft sole or poor arch) can also cause plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain and Stiffness in the bottom of the heel or mid-foot area.
- Usual Pain in the morning when you take your first steps out of bed or after long sitting.
- Pain in stair climbing, continuous standing, and running.
Goals of Physiotherapy
- Reduce Pain and Inflammation
- Prescribe appropriate support or footwear
- Improve flexibility and reduce tightness
- Improve strength of leg muscle
- Functional Training
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