Plantar Fasciitis Treatment (treatment for plantar fascitis)
Plantar fasciitis can happen to anyone. It is a very common cause of pain and discomfort in or around one’s heel. The plantar fascia, the ligament running from the heel to the toes of each foot, can become inflamed or irritated. If so, the heel or entire bottom of your foot can hurt when standing or walking. It is quite common among middle aged people of all kinds and among younger patients who walk, run or march on a regular basis.
Before diagnosing plantar fasciitis, your doctor may prescribe foot x-rays to rule out more serious problems.
There are fore core phases to treating plantar fasciitis:
- Reduce the inflammation (and relieve the pain) of the tendon.
- Give tears, weaknesses and flaws in the tendon tome to heal.
- Correct pronations and other foot problems, preventing further damage to the ligament.
- Improve the strength and flexibility of the joint, allowing normal activity without pain.
Prognosis for plantar fasciitis
Physiotherapy is extremely effective in most cases. Statistically, only 5% of people seeking medical attention for plantar fasciitis require surgery to recover. The vast majority are able to relieve their pain fully, and return to their normal activity with few or no limits within a year of beginning treatment.
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