Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and acts as a shock-absorber for your foot. Irritation and inflammation can occur from tearing or repetitive use.

Most common in middle-aged people plantar fasciitis plagues about 1 in 10 people. It is twice as common in women as it is in men. When damaged the tissue heals very slowly.

The treatment is most of the time considered conser-vative treatment unless more severe problems arise.

Helpful tips for Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Resting your foot- Avoid running, excess standing or walking.
  • Choose shoes with supported arches and cush-ioned heels.
  • Visit with a Ankle & Foot Centers for the cor-rect heel pad and arch supports.
  • Ice packs can be good in 15-20 minutes incre-ments.
  • Gentle stretching can help ease symptoms.

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