Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis

Characterised by Heel pain, especially when waking up.

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in middle age adults. It can be caused due to straining of the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain to the feet architecture can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling at the heel area and limitation of ankle range of motion.

  • Symptoms

    1. Feet tire easily
    2. Pain and Swelling
    3. Foot movement, such as standing on your toes, is difficult
    4. Back and leg pain

  • Causes

    1. High arches or Flat feet.
    2. Walking, standing, or Running for long periods of time, especially on Hard surfaces.
    3. Unusual walking pattern
    4. One leg shorter than other
    5. Overweight
    6. Ill fitted shoes.
    7. Tight calf muscles or Tendon of Achilles.

  • How to check

    1. Watch yourself stand and walk.
    2. Past health, including what illnesses or injuries you had.
    3. Symptoms, such as where the pain is and what time of day your foot hurts most. Activities you do.

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Treatment done by Shapecrunch 3D Printed Custom Insoles for Flat Feet. Arch support with heel cushion sometimes with Medial Hindfoot wedge.

Heel Cup

For – Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis, Acute Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Flat Feet

Heel Cup provides heel pain relief and is used in other foot pain remedies as well. Deep Heel Cup provides foot and ankle stability. Thus neutralising forces because of corrections and also giving grip to the heel.

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Heel Cup

For – Heel Pain Treatment, Plantar Fasciitis, Acute Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Flat Feet

Heel Cup provides heel pain relief and is used in other foot pain remedies as well. Deep Heel Cup provides foot and ankle stability. Thus neutralising forces because of corrections and also giving grip to the heel.

Insoles with Arch Support

Arch Support

For – Flat Feet or Over Pronation, Plantar Fasciitis

3D Printed and Custom is the best Arch support you can have in your insole. Shapecrunch’s Arch support inner soles provide Foot Pain relief, Ankle Pain relief, Arch pain relief. Arch support inserts correct foot by redistributing pressure.

Plantar Fasciitis

Not technically. These two conditions are often related because heel spurs can actually be one of the causes of Plantar Fasciitis. Since the symptoms can feel the same. Heel spurs are sometimes misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis, but they are two distinct conditions that need to be treated differently. A heel spur is a calcium deposit that causes a build-up of bony tissue on the bottom of the heel bone. Sometimes, a heel spur is completely painless. But other times, it can get intertwined with and pull on the plantar fascia, which can be painful. If that is the case, you need to resolve the heel spur before you can get some resolution to the Plantar Fasciitis. Interestingly, a heel spur can form over time when a tight plantar fascia pulls on the bone, causing the bone to react by building a calcium deposit. In this case we also need to resolve the heel spur first. This is why an accurate diagnosis is so important when treating Plantar Fasciitis.

Healing usually takes two to six months. Orthotic inserts are highly recommended, not only to support the plantar fascia and allow it to heal, but to prevent recurrence of the pain once the fascia has healed. Few patients require surgery to correct the problem.

Yes. Always ask for a thorough history and physical exam from your podiatrist to determine the exact cause of your plantar fasciitis. Correcting the root cause of a problem is always better than treating its symptoms. If the doctor determines that your plantar fascia became inflamed as a result of another foot condition, he or she will want to tailor your treatment plan to reduce the chance of recurrence.

High heels distribute your weight unevenly and force the arch of your foot into an unnatural position. This impacts your gait as well as the way the force from walking and other activity is distributed–putting strain on your arch and causing tearing and inflammation.

High heels also typically fail to support your heels with cushioning, meaning that the pad of your heel is pressed into a hard, unsteady surface. And that’s not all. Even not wearing high heels can cause plantar fasciitis (if you wear them regularly enough!) Since high heels leave you with a weakened arch, suddenly switching to more supportive shoes after chronic high heel use still leaves you with an arch that can’t as effectively absorb impact or support your weight.

Applying ice to the plantar fascia daily may help the pain subside and can help reduce inflammation. A good way to ice the plantar fascia is to freeze a water bottle and a golf ball. The frozen water bottle can be rolled under the arch of your foot and the frozen golf ball can help massage various areas of the bottom of your foot.

Depends on the heel pain you have. Indeed, many runners continue to run with their symptoms. However, running with plantar fasciitis hasn’t been widely studied.

If you are going to run, then you need to take extra care of your feet.

Stretching should already be a fundamental part of your exercise regimen, but even more so with PF. Ensure that you stretch both feet; this can help to prevent PF from developing or from worsening.

Depends on pain you have. Exercises which can strengthen your Knees, Gluteus and Calf will have positive effect

Limit any exercise that stresses your foot until the condition is completely healed. Instead of placing stress on the foot, switch to exercise that stretches and tones the foot and leg instead, such as step-climbing.

Yes, first start wearing orthotics for 2 hours daily for walking and slowly increase activity and time. Orthotics help in redistribution of pressure, but real judge is you. If there’s still no reduction in pain, get in touch with orthotic provider and doctor.

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