Plantar Fasciitis is the common cause of heel pain that causes inflammation in your Plantar Fascia. Plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bones to your toes directly. If you strain your plantar fascia tissue, it gets weaken, swollen and irritated.
Plantar Fasciitis is most common in middle-aged people. It can also occur in young people who are on their feet a lot, like athletes. It can occur in one foot or the both.
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by straining the flat band of tissue that supports your arch. Repeated strains can cause tears in the ligament. This can lead to pain and swelling. Most common causes of the Plantar Fasciitis are as follows:
- You are overweight.
- You wear shoes that don’t fit well.
- You have high arches or flat feet.
- Your feet roll inward too much when you walk.
- You have calf muscles or tight Achilles tendons.
What are the symptoms?
Most of the people feel pain when they walk or take steep steps. People may feel pain when they get out of the bed or sit for a long time. You will feel less pain and stiffness after you take few steps. But your feet may hurt more as the day goes on.
How it is treated?
There is non-surgical multidisciplinary treatment that works best for patient with Plantar Fasciitis. You need to try many things to help your feet get better:
- To reduce your pain and swelling, you can try putting ice on you heel. You can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or naproxen.
- Give your feet a proper rest. Try to cut back your day-to-day activities. Try not to run or walk on hard surfaces.
- Do calf stretches, toe stretches and towel stretches several times a day, especially in the morning. (For towel stretches, you can pull the both ends of a rolled towel that you place under the ball of your feet.
- Get a good pair of shoes. Try to pick the right shoes with supports your arch in a proper manner. Use a proper cushioned sole for better grip.
How long will it take for the pain to go away?
You need to stay focused with your treatment. If you don’t you may feel constant pain when you stand or walk. The sooner you start your treatment options, the sooner your feet will recover.