Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a piece of strong and thick tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.  It connects the heel bone to the toes, creating the foot's arch.  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, either through overstretching, overuse or a medical condition.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is most commonly caused by repetitive strain injury to the ligament of the sole of the foot.  Such strain injury can be from excessive running or walking, inadequate foot gear, and jumping injury from landing.  Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by certain diseases, including reactive arthritis.
Some Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is treated by measures that decrease the associated inflammation and to avoid reinjury.
  • Local ice and massage applications, both reduce pain and inflammation
  • Physical therapy methods, including stretching exercises, treat and prevent plantar fasciitis.
  • Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or cortisone injections, are often helpful.
  • Sports running shoes with soft, cushioned soles can be helpful in reducing irritation of inflamed tissues from plantar fasciitis.
  • Custom orthotic shoe inserts are used to reduce the excess motion of the foot and decrease strain to the plantar fascia.
  • Wear supportive shoes, no open shoes during this period ie: thongs, sandals, etc
  • Wear a night splint
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