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Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition of inflammation along the bottom of the foot.
Noninvasive treatments for Plantar Fasciitis exist, but some cases do require surgery. Here at Prestige Healthcare our Clinicians always look to conservative treatment first, and only suggest referral for surgery when completely necessary.
For more information or to have your feet examined for Plantar Fasciitis please book an appointment at one of our clinical sites.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot (plantar surface), from the heel to the ball of the foot.
Causes & Symptoms
This condition occurs when the plantar fascia is strained beyond its normal extension, causing the soft tissue fibres of the fascia to tear or stretch at points along its length; this leads to inflammation, pain, and possibly the growth of a bone spur where it attaches to the heel bone. The inflammation may be aggravated by shoes that lack appropriate support, mainly in the arch area of your foot .
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:
- Difficulty walking after prolonged periods of rest
Diagnosis & Treatment
If pain and other symptom persist, you should limit normal daily activities and contact a clinician for assessment and possible referral for X-rays to rule out bone spurs. Resting often provides only temporary relief – the pain often returns after prolonged rest or extensive walking.
When caught early, conservative treatment options are usually enough to remedy Plantar Fasciitis.
Non-surgical treatments may include:
- Oral or injectable anti-inflammatory medication given by your GP
- Exercise & shoe recommendations
- Taping or Strapping
- Use of shoe inserts or orthotic devices
Relatively few cases of heel pain due to Plantar Fasciitis require more advanced treatments or surgery. Our Clinicians at Prestige Healthcare always look to conservative treatment first, and only suggest surgery when absolutely necessary.
For more information about Plantar Fasciitis or to have an assessment or some treatment contact us by filling out the form below, emailing or calling us.
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