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Plantar Fasciitis:Sign Symptoms And Treatments

Your foot has multiple ligaments, tiny bones, and bands of tissue throughout it. One such band of tissue that is fibrous and very thick is called the fascia. This thick band of tissue runs from the heel of your foot, all the way to your toes. What is thought to happen, is that over time and as you stand for long house that the ban becomes overly stretched. When stretched too far, tiny tears start to show in the surface of the tissue. These tiny tears over time can cause extreme pain and inflammation. This is what doctors call plantar fasciitis.

In addition to the pain that an individual will feel, there are specific areas of where the pain will most likely be located. Foot pain that is associated with plantar fasciitis is normally along the bottom of the foot and is sharpest at the front or center of the heel bone. The pain is normally most intense in the morning, but it can become intense again after you stay sitting for a while. A doctor can diagnose the condition just by examining your foot and assessing where the tenderness and pain in your foot is situated at.

After diagnosis, your doctor should offer you treatment options. The condition itself normally gets better just with rest and over the counter medication; however, in some cases more intense treatments such as physical therapy and steroid injections may be needed. The steroid injection is given with hopes that it will lower the levels of inflammation in the fascia and the benefit of physiotherapy in conjunction with the injections is to teach you exercises that will help you stretch and strengthen the fascia, including your leg muscles. If these treatments do not work, then your physician may recommend surgery.

To book a consultation, call Dynamic Physiotherapy today at 289-201-2451 (Mississauga), 289-812-3992 (Burlington), or contact us here.

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