Plantar Fasciitis is referred to as the inflammation of the fibrous tissue band running through the foot bottom, connecting the toes with the heel bone of your foot. This structure is called the plantar fascia, and its inflammation is called Plantar Fasciitis.
It is a common condition in people who are overweight or have high inadequate support in their feet, for example, not having the right footwear. The prevalence of the condition with pain in a study was shown to be 0.85%.
The Signs and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that usually results in stabbing pain happening in the posterior part of your foot towards the heel. This pain is stabbing in nature, with more intensity when you wake up. It is also triggered when you change your position from sitting to standing after a significant time. This kind of pain also gets worse with exercise and usually does not occur while you are doing physical activity.
The Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia comes in the particular shape of a bowstring which helps in aiding the foot arch, absorbing all the shock as you do walking. If the stress and tension on the bowstring happen to get a lot, there might occur some small tearing in the fascia region of the foot. With more wear and tear, just as seen in repetitive stretching, it may inflame or irritate the fascia, although the actual reason behind it stays vague in a lot of cases of the condition.
The Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis
In the medication umbrella, anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen sodium and ibuprofen are given to the patient of plantar fasciitis. Moreover, in some cases, surgery is also required. There are also non-invasive procedures that might be helpful to correct the condition, for example, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, among others. Orthotics, night splints, and physical therapy are also some of the methodologies applied to help the patient recover soon from the condition. In some cases, ultrasound tissue repair and injections are also given to the patient to provide relief from the symptoms.
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