Plantar Fasciitis: Heel Pain Treatment
Plantar Fasciitis is heel pain syndrome associated with inflammation or irritation of the plantar fascia. Plantar fascia is a ligament forms (two bones join the new network) under the foot that forms the arch (arch). Berorigo on bone calcaneous (heel bone), and the caput metatarsale IV berinsersio toes and arch shape. The most common, overuse injuries related to the arch of the plantar fascia inflammation caused by tiny tears in the area that attaches to the heel bone. Overuse injuries can be caused by long standing position, changes in the level of activity (eg, being too eager in running training programs), weight gain, lack of support on the shoe and foot injuries. Tensions Achilles tendon (the tissue that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone) also put pressure on the plantar fascia and is often associated with heel pain.
Typically, symptoms of heel pain occurs in the sole during the first few steps in the morning or after sitting for a long time. Subsequent symptoms, pain can occur at every step and constantly. In many communities, plantar fasciitis can resolve spontaneously or with rest. However, recovery takes a long time.
Non-operative Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
- Stretching program on fascianya, shoes support, avoid barefoot. Often, NSAIDs can help. Using arch support over-the-counter or custom-fitted can reduce some of the pressure on the arch and plantar fascia can provide healed quickly. Lifting the heel or heel pads can also be given.
- Steroid injections into the heel can reduce the symptoms of approximately one-third of the patients. However, this therapy is not right for everyone and should not be repeated. Continuous injection can cause weakness and rupture risk in plantar fascia.
- Physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound, iontophoresis and phonophoresis can help half of the patients treated.
- Shockwave therapy
Operative Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis
- If your symptoms do not change with non-operative treatment and the heel pain continued for six months to a year, may require surgery.
- The operation is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Doctors make incise three-inch opening in the inner and middle plantar fascia to the heel bone. Then, patients plantar fascia lengthen. Doctors can also remove plantar nerve from the nerve tissue is pressed if irritated.
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