Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the fibrous band that connects the bone from the heel to the toes and passes through the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia plays a supporting role in the arch of the foot. Its inflammation usually causes pain in the heel, especially when it gets up.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot pains. Its petty appearance can become very acute after a while, if not taken care of.
Several options are available to treat it. When diagnosed, our podiatrists will suggest specific exercises for stretching the fascia, changing or adjusting shoes, foot orthotics and even cortisone infiltration, if necessary.
Plantar fasciitis has several factors:
- Recent weight gain
- A change in the work environment (more movement, poor posture, poor wearing of the wrong shoes, etc.);
- The practice of a new sport or activity;
- A change in the type of shoes (or shoes that lack support).
Plantar fasciitis can also be related to your foot type (flat or hollow feet), certain chronic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis) or also to lack of flexibility in your calf.
Think you have plantar fasciitis? Make an appointment with one of our podiatrists to get a clear heart.
WHILE WAITING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT:
- Wear a good pair of shoes when doing business.
- Massage and stretch your plantar fascia and calf;
- Apply ice to the archs of your feet or heel and take anti-inflammatory drugs if the pain is excessive;
- Avoid walking barefoot. This could make your situation worse.