Plantar Fasciitis

腳底筋膜炎 plantar fasciiltis

Stabbing pain with each step taken

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 overloading of lower limbs.

Plantar fasciitis: every step hurts

Patients normally experience pain in the heels or soles at the early stage, but the condition may worsen over time. The first steps after waking up usually stimulate stabbing pain, but it often subsides after walking for a few minutes. However, the pain recurs with prolonged walking or standing.

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Common complaints

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

Keep your hard-working feet healthy

Customized orthopedic insole may help to reduce the abnormal pressure on the foot and strengthen the support of the arch.

It is also recommended to wear flat shoes or comfortable shoes on weekdays. To do more exercise on the feet could also strengthen the muscles to help relieve the pressure on the feet.

What works for plantar fasciitis?

  • Insoles: suitable insoles can help correct the biomechanics of the feet.
  • Spine and Physiotherapy 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.

Plantar fasciitis FAQ

What will worsen plantar fasciitis?

The change in the intensity of exercise and training will worsen plantar fasciitis. Even if you walk or run regularly, a sudden change in exercise and exercise intensity can exert extra pressure on your feet and worsen plantar fasciitis.

Will plantar fasciitis go away?

It depends on the patient’s condition. Some patients can relieve the pain and speed up recovery by certain stretching and training exercises for the feet and calves. Yet, some patients’ conditions may develop into chronic diseases which cannot heal without treatment. In this case, manual therapy or medical devices will be used to assist in the complete cure of the condition.

What happens if plantar fasciitis is not treated?

If plantar fasciitis is left untreated, the inflammation and pressure may cause small fascial tears which intensify the pain over time.

Should I restrain from walking with plantar fasciitis?

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you should restrain from moving your feet to avoid stimulating the pain. However, you should not completely stop your activities since healthy blood circulation is effective in treating fasciitis. Therefore, it is advised to walk moderately.

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