Help for pain from Plantar Fasciitis
Often a pain associated with jogging, Plantar Fasciitis is the most common type of Heel Pain and it can be extremely painful.
Sometimes your pain subsides through use during the day, but often morning pain can be unbearable. In addition, if your return to your feet from a seating position and re-experience that sharp pain, you may have Plantar Fasciitis.
Specifically, Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue beginning at the heel and extending forward and under the ball of the foot. When excessive friction occurs about the foot from regular wear and tear, the plantar fascia can be strained and results in micro-tears. And it can hurt!
Caused of Plantar Fasciitis Pain
The most common causes of Plantar Fasciitis heel pain include:
Overuse from walking and standing for long hours.
Hyper pronation and hyper supination.
Weight gain, physical condition, overall muscular conditioning and body weight relative to height.
In many circumstances, simple stretching techniques can really help the pain subside. Icing the heal also can provide short-term relief of inflammation.
Custom Orthotics (Long Term Help)
With advances in orthotics, Plantar Fasciitis can be treated with custom insoles (orthotics) designed to suit both your activity and your respective shoes for an activity. The wear and tear on your feet vary depending on whether you are golfing or walking in high heels.
Questions we are Asked about Plantar Fasciitis
Does plantar fasciitis ever go away?
The bad news is that some people may never fully recover from plantar fasciitis, depending on their foot anatomy and treatment they’re following. The good news is that the majority of people with plantar fasciitis can and do fully recover, with adequate rest and proper treatment.
How long does it take for plantar fasciitis to heal?
About 95 percent of people with plantar fasciitis are able to recover without any surgical treatments, and most people are able to recover within a year. In some cases, people can recover in as little as a few days or as long as many years. As a rule of thumb, the earlier someone begins treatment, the less time it takes to recover.
How can someone prevent plantar fasciitis?
Whether you have recently recovered from plantar fasciitis or have never had it, it is important to take steps to prevent future injury, especially if you are prone to plantar fasciitis. Consider shoes or custom orthotics that support the arches of your feet and provide enough cushion for your heel. Exercises that strengthen your legs and ankles, as well as plantar fascia and Achilles tendon stretches, will help prevent the foot condition. When exercising be sure to warm up properly and avoid increasing activity levels too quickly. For runners it is recommended you not increase mileage by more than 10 percent per week.
At Parkway Foot & Back Clinic we are able to fit your custom orthotics by an accredited professional.
Relief From Plantar Fasciitis
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