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Plantar Fasciitis- Know More About it

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Plantar Fasciitis is a condition of inflammation of the tight band tissue which helps in forming the arch of the foot.


Common among people aged between forty to sixty,1 out of 10 people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. [4]


Plantar Fasciitis is:
Self-treatable
Self-diagnosable
Lab tests and imaging rarely required
Can be cured within weeks or months


A certain set of exercises can be risky for the condition of Plantar Fasciitis. Long distance running, ballet and aerobic dance, ballistic jumping activities can aggravate the risk of developing Plantar Fasciitis.


Symptoms


The common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis are:
Pain under the heel
Pain which worsens in the morning, especially with the first movement
Pain which aggravates with prolonged physical activities
Pain which is relieved with rest
Foot sole pain
Limping
Swelling


Treatment


Self-care:
Maintaining healthy weight, wearing supportive shoes, applying ice to affected area and stretching the arches are some methods to reduce the intensity of Plantar Fasciitis. Physical therapy and massages can also help in this case.


Medication:
Doctors may prescribe over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs at the initial stages. If the pain persists then, they may inject corticosteroid directly into the affected area. Physicians may also suggest to wear a night splint or orthotics to evenly distribute the pressure and relieve the pain. In severe cases, doctors may recommend for a Extracorporeal shock wave therapy too.


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