What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the basic conditions that affect the human foot. It’s usually associated with Plantar fascia which is the tissue that connects the heel to the base of the human toes. This particular tissue is made of a rigid protein known as “collagen”. It normally appears like a collection of rubber bands but it doesn’t stretch as much. When this tissue is over stretched as a result of overused shoes, tiny tears will start showing in it. This causes inflammation and pain which is technically referred to as “Plantar fasciitis”.

Common Causes Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a number of factors. Among them include: • Sudden or drastic increases in mileage • Poor foot structure • Wearing of unsuitable running shoes • Strenuous physical exercises • High-arched feet • Flat feet • Running on hard surfaces like concrete and asphalt platforms • Wearing of high heel shoes for a long time When you engage in any of the causes outlined above, the Plantar fascia can be overloaded and stressed. This will in turn lead to Plantar fasciitis.

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if you’re suffering from Plantar fasciitis, you’re bound to have several symptoms. • You may experience deep ache or sharp stab in the middle of your heel along the arch area. • You may also experience sudden strain at the lower end of your foot. • You’ll be experiencing recurrent pains at bottom of your foot. The pain may fade away only to resurface again.

The best solution to Plantar fasciitis is to prevent it from occurring. It’s usually a very irritating condition that can become worse when you fail to take precaution. To prevent the condition, you should take note of the following: • You have to avoid running on hard surfaces • You have to keep your mileage increases to less than 10% per week • You have to pick good running shoes that suit your foot gait and type • You need to be stretching your Achilles tendon and the Plantar fascia from time to time. • When you notice signs of soreness around your foot, you can massage and apply ice on the affected area. This will alleviate the pains. • You need to be wearing shoes with arch support • You should avoid walking around on barefoot • You should also avoid wearing flimsy shoes To treat Plantar fasciitis properly, you need to consult a podiatrist. The foot doctor will give you the necessary treatment. You may be giving cortisone injections, orthotics, night splints and other medications. They’ll help a lot in minimizing the symptoms. If you continue with the treatment for weeks, the condition will eventually disappear.

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