Kinex Podiatry

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, supporting the foot's arch. It often causes stabbing pain in the heel, particularly during the first steps taken in the morning or after periods of rest. This condition can result from overuse, high-impact activities, poor foot mechanics, obesity, or improper footwear. Treatment includes rest, applying ice, stretching exercises, wearing supportive shoes or orthotics, and in severe cases, physical therapy or medical interventions like corticosteroid injections or surgery might be recommended. Seeking early treatment and modifying activities can aid in managing symptoms and promoting recovery.

Managing Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, marked by inflammation of the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes, causes stabbing pain near the heel. Treatment involves rest, ice application, and stretching exercises to alleviate discomfort. Supportive shoes, orthotic inserts, and physical therapy aid in reducing pain and enhancing flexibility. Medications, night splints, weight management, and seeking medical advice for persistent symptoms are essential for effective management of plantar fasciitis.

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