What is Plantar Fascitis and how can you treat it?

What is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse injury caused by pulling on the medial calcaneal tuberosity by the plantar fascia.

What are the causes of Plantar Fasciitis ?

  • Overtraining is the most common cause which includes

  • Sudden increase in frequency in jogging, overloading/overweight of feet

  • It can also occur by overgrowth of medical calcaneal tubercle as the plantar fascia attaches to the tubercle.

What are the risk factors?

  • Excessive or repetitive weight bearing work

  • Excessive unaccustomed activity

  • Sudden increase in training

  • Obesity

  • Flat feet OR high arches

  • Decreased ankle mobility

  • Leg length discrepancy

What are the symptoms one need to look for this condition?

Patient may presents with:

  • Pain over plantar fascia and medial aspect of heel

  • Pain while getting up from the bed in the morning and taking few steps

  • Pain while doing weight bearing after prolonged rest difficulty in walking

  • Few patients presents bilaterally

  • Decreased ankle mobility

How this condition is diagnosed?

Based on physical examination and patient's present symptoms

What are the treatment approach to this patients?

  • Activity modification – decrease load on plantar fascia

  • Kinesio taping Stretching

  • Strengthening foot intrinsic

  • Increase calf length and strength

  • Intrinsic foot muscles Mobilizations

  • Foot wear modification

How we can manage this condition?

Activity modification

  • Non weight bearing activities

  • Roll frozen water bottle under foot

  • Wearing proper shoes with insoles for arch support.

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