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Plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis and How heel pains occur?

Plantar fasciitis is the prime reason behind most heel pains. It is caused due to the inflammation of a thick band of tissues which lies at the bottom of the foot and is responsible for connecting the toes with the heel bone. Stabbing pain occurs in plantar fasciitis which generally occurs during the first step in the morning. Although, the stabbing pain normally decreases when the movement of the legs increases. However, the pain might return after rising from a long time of sitting or after a long time of standing. This pain can be seen mostly in runners, overweight or obsessed people and in those who wear shoes without adequate heel support.

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Symptoms of plantar fasciitis:

The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis is the stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot, which can be felt after a long time of standing or sitting or putting the first step after rising up from sleep. The pain usually gets worse after long hours of exercise but not during it.

Causes of plantar fasciitis:

The plantar fascia, which is the bunch of tissues, acts like a shock absorber and supports the arching moving of the foot. Tears in the plantar fascia results to plantar fasciitis which is caused due to excessive tension and Stress on the fascia. Continuous tearing and stretching of the fascia can cause it to become inflamed and therefore resulting in excessive pain in the heel area.

Factors which increases the risks of having plantar fasciitis:

There are certain factors which can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis. They are:

  • Age: With the increasing age, the risk of developing plantar fasciitis also increases. It is most common in the age ranging from 40 to 60 years.
  • Exercises: There are certain exercises which give stress to the plantar fascia. Activities which apply lot f tension on the heel and the adjacent tissues, like running for long distances, ballet dancing, jumping exercises and activities, aerobic dance, can lead to earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
  • Overweight or obesity: Putting on extra weight put extra stress and tension on the heel area and therefore on the plantar fascia as well. Excess weight also leads to the plantar fascia.
  • Walking or foot mechanics: People who are flat-footed, people who have an abnormal pattern of running or walking, hugely affects the amount of well-distributed weight on the heel. Abnormal distribution of weight puts stress on the fascia and leads to plantar fasciitis.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis and heel pain:

Treatments like bracing of the foot, cortisone injections and strapping are the most common types of treatments which are used to cure plantar fasciitis. But, the best way to properly deal with it and provide long-lasting effects and improvements is through biologic regenerative treatments like PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment. PRP is widely used now to cure plantar fasciitis as it stimulates the natural ability of the body to repair the damaged tissues and provides long lasting and faster improvements. Dr Vineeth MB, Ortho Consultant in Ernakualm provides Plantar Fasciitis PRP Treatment in Kochi. Best Biological Heel Pain PRP Therapy in Kerala, India



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