Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation or irritation of the plantar fascia. Plantar fasciitis is a common enemy for many, as it causes heel pain and affects daily activities. This condition affects the plantar fascia, a thick ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot, supporting the arch and absorbing shock during movement. When it is tight or inflamed, it can cause discomfort and limit your mobility. It is most commonly felt in the morning, when taking the first steps out of bed, or after long periods of standing or inactivity.

What are the Symptoms?

The characteristic symptom of plantar fasciitis is: 

Other signs may include: 

Predisposing factors / People who are at risk

Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis

Although the symptoms are usually characteristic, consulting a health professional is essential for a proper diagnosis. Probably:

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Fortunately, plantar fasciitis is usually treated with conservative measures:

Taking Control: Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

Here are some simple stretches you can try, under the guidance of a health professional, to manage plantar fasciitis:

Finding shoes with good arch support and cushioning is crucial to managing plantar fasciitis. Look for shoes designed specifically for plantar fasciitis, with features like:

Firm Arch Support: Provides stability and reduces stress on the plantar fascia.

Shock-absorbing soles: Absorbs impact and reduces pressure on the heel.

Good fit: Shoes that fit well and provide adequate support are essential.

Exploring Options: Additional Therapies for Plantar Fasciitis

In some cases, additional therapies for plantar fasciitis might be considered: 

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