Plantar Fasciitis? Heel pain is one of the most common forms of foot pain in adults over the age of 40. This often occurs due to daily activities and exercise. Usually the affected left heel first. The other heel pain may also start as compensation for the pain caused by placing more weight to it, despite the pain occurs on both heels in less than 30% of cases.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It is due to inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes.
Plantar fasciitis is very common in runner, overweight people, pregnant woman, and those who wear shoes with inadequate support.
Bony bump is usually considered as the main cause of heel pain, but its existence is generally did not cause any pain at all.
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
There are various ways to cope with heel pain: cortisone injections, shoe inserts, shockwave therapy, heat, ice, splinting and stretching. Other treatments that can be used is with extracorporeal shock wave therapy or ESWT. In this treatment pulse energy used to produce micro troma on plantar tissue which is generated by the repair of body tissue. Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) can be recommended to patients after primary treatment failure.
In many cases of heel pain can be controlled with conventional treatment and avoid surgery, but there are times when they do not succeed.
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