Is Plantar Fasciitis Common?
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the connective tissue that supports the arch of your foot. It often causes intense arch and heel pain. Those who have had it know that it can be a stubborn problem that likes to linger on for months or even years. Plantar fasciitiscan affect people of all ages, foot type, and activity level.
How Do You Treat It?
Most cases of plantar fasciitis respond to aggressive conservative treatment, with surgeryrarely needed. Typical treatment includes rest from activity, immobilization in a boot, ice, anti-inflammatories, stretching, orthotics and physical therapy. Immobilization in a cast may also be an option for quicker recovery.
How Do You Get a Tear?
If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can weaken the plantar fascia to such an extent that a sudden push off force, even if a mild one, can cause a rupture or tear of the plantar fascia. Steroid injections for plantar fasciitis may also weaken the plantar fascia, if done repeatedly over too short a period of time, causing it to tear as well.
If you suspect that you may be suffering from plantar fasciits or have even had it in the past, don’t get off on the wrong foot, make an appointment with Advanced Podiatry Group today!