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Plantar fasciitis introduction:

Feet are the base of a person. If the base is not stable enough, the upper part of the body would also be affected. Plantar fasciitis is related to overuse and over-loading of lower limbs.

Causes:

Overweight; wear high-heeled shoes; flat feet; prolonged walking are common causes of plantar fasciitis.

Symptoms:

soreness over heel, then progress to sharp pain, especially at the first touch to the ground after waking up from the bed. Pain would decrease after a short stroll. However, pain would aggravate again after prolonged walking.

Consequence:

symptoms persist and eventually develop to osteophytes growth at the heel. Pain would disturb the biomechanics of the whole lower limb and cause back, hip, knee and ankle pain.

Treatments:

Insoles: suitable insoles can help correct the biomechanics of the feet.

Chiropractic adjustment: focus on the sole, release the muscle tension and promote blood circulation.
Exercise therapy: feet muscles strengthening exercise together with a proper posture, damage to the feet can be minimized.
Physiotherapy: ultrasound, interferential therapy, etc. are used to promote the blood circulation and relieve inflammatory responses.