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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that can happen in the heel and at the start of the arch.

 

It commonly only happens in one foot but can happen in both feet for several reasons. So, plantar fasciitis is a painful swelling of the heel bone where the planter fascia attaches. It is most painful in the morning or after sitting for a while. Putting sudden pressure on the foot by standing up after being inactive can create a sharp pain to the sole of the foot under the heel.

 

When the plantar flascia band engages it pulls on the swollen heel bone creating a lot of pain. However, after 20-30 steps the pain subsides as the inflammation in the body begins to disperse.

 

Although, the process of the plantar flascia engaging and pulling on the heel bone will create trauma again, so that when you sit down for a long time or sleep then go to stand up, the inflammatory process will start again in the heel bone.

Measures must be taken to assess the plantar flascia to stop it pulling on the heel bone. These measures include blocking the pain signal using an electro-muscle stimulator which will also help to tighten the arch muscle helping the plantar flascia, and easing the stress onto it. The electro-muscle stimulator should be used for 10 minutes at a time and can be used up to 3 times a day.

Another helpful device is something called ‘plantar fasciitis taping method.’ The plantar fascia tape used by the Footerella company makes this procedure much more simple. For example, instead of using lots of pieces of tape, it is only one strong piece of very thin felt that is applied. Using this non-stretchy material means that it holds the arch up efficiently. The tape can be worn during the day and at night time. It can be removed for showering, then a fresh piece should applied again on to the foot. It should be worn daily for up to a week to ease the tension on the plantar fascia.

Additionally, an insole is very helpful for easing plantar fascia. Insoles placed in shoes supports the arch and controls the movement of the foot. Most cases of plantar fasciitis happens on one foot where the foot or the pelvis leans in slightly. This puts intense stress on the plantar fascia band where it attaches on to the heel bone. By lifting this arch and aligning the ankle and foot, the plantar fascia can go back to its resting state.

For plantar fasciitis home treatment we recommend using the ‘mini pad electro-muscle stimulator’, the ‘plantar fascia tape’ on to the foot and an insole to help lift the arch.

 

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2 comments

  • John

    June 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I want to have a consultation with the doctor as i have tremendous feet pain, i think i have plantar plantar fasciitis.

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    • Dubai Podiatry Centre

      June 23, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Hi there! Thank you for your comment though we are sorry about your foot pain. You can book an appointment to our clinic for our Podiatrist to assess your feet and check what causes the pain. She will then advice you what treatment to be done. You may send us a message on our clinic whatsapp 0503553024 or call the clinic directly 043435390 Regards, Dubai Podiatry Centre

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