What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis pain is a result of thickening and inflammation of a band of tissue (fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes that serves to help support the arch of the foot.
This inflammation results from poor biomechanics of the foot which overloads and strains the fascia where it connects to the heel bone (calcaneus).
This condition is related to arch structure, tight achilles tendon, poorly fitted shoes, and abnormal gait patterns.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis typically involve pain in the heel with first step after a period of rest. The pain improves with activity, but can linger for weeks or months. Less commonly, plantar fasciitis pain can occur along the fascial band near the central arch or even beneath the toes.
How we can help!
A comprehensive evaluation is critical to determining your cause of plantar fasciitis and early management is critical to long term success. Supporting the arch with custom insoles (orthotics) is a mainstay of treatments, along with anti-inflammatory injections and stretching. Most patients find relief without surgery, but select patients with unrelenting pain can be treated with a surgical release of the plantar fascia.
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