What May Cause Plantar Fasciitis To Surface

Plantar Fasciitis

Overview

Plantar fasciitis is thickening of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue running underneath the sole of the foot. The thickening can be due to recent damage or injury, or can be because of an accumulation of smaller injuries over the years. Plantar fasciitis can be painful.




Causes

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around four out of five cases. Plantar fasciitis is when the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone with the rest of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes damaged and thickened. Damage to the plantar fascia is thought to occur following sudden damage, for example, damaging your heel while jogging, running or dancing; this type of damage usually affects younger people who are physically active, gradual wear and tear of the tissues that make up the plantar fascia - this usually affects adults who are 40 years of age or over. You are at an increased risk of gradual wear and tear damaging your plantar fasciitis if you are overweight or obese, if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or over, you are considered to be obese, have a job that involves spending long periods of time standing, wear flat-soled shoes, such as sandals or flip flops. Less common causes of heel pain are a stress fracture. A stress fracture can occur if your heel bone is damaged during an injury. Fat pad atrophy. Fat pad atrophy is where the layer of fat that lies under the heel bone, known as the fat pad, starts to waste away due to too much strain being placed on the pad. Women who wear high-heeled shoes for many years have an increased risk of developing fat pad atrophy. Bursitis. Bursitis is inflammation of one or more bursa (small fluid-filled sacs under the skin, usually found over the joints and between tendons and bones). It's possible to develop bursitis anywhere inside the body, not just in the foot. Tarsal tunnel syndrome. The nerves in the sole of your foot pass through a small tunnel on the inside of the ankle joint, known as the tarsal tunnel. If a cyst forms or the tunnel is damaged, the nerves can become compressed (squashed). This can cause pain anywhere along the nerve, including beneath your heel. Sever's disease. Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in children. It's caused by the muscles and tendons of the hamstrings and calves stretching and tightening in response to growth spurts. The stretching of the calf muscle pulls on the Achilles tendon. This pulls on the growing area of bone at the back of the heel (growth plate), causing pain in the heel. The pain is further aggravated by activities such as football and gymnastics. The pain often develops at the side of the heel, but can also be felt under the heel. Calf and hamstring stretches and, if necessary, heel pads are usually effective treatments for Sever's disease. Bone spurs. Bone spurs are an excess growth of bone that forms on a normal bone. Bone spurs can develop on the heel (a heel spur) and are more common in people with heel pain. However, they can also occur in people without heel pain. A heel spur does not cause heel pain.




Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis sufferers feel a sharp stab or deep ache in the middle of the heel or along the arch. Another sign is the morning hobble from the foot trying to heal itself in a contracted position overnight. Taking that first step causes sudden strain on the bottom of the foot. The pain can recur after long spells of sitting, but it tends to fade during a run, once the area is warmed up.




Diagnosis

Your doctor will check your feet and watch you stand and walk. He or she will also ask questions about your past health, including what illnesses or injuries you have had. Your symptoms, such as where the pain is and what time of day your foot hurts most. How active you are and what types of physical activity you do. Your doctor may take an X-ray of your foot if he or she suspects a problem with the bones of your foot, such as a stress fracture.




Non Surgical Treatment

Your doctor will determine what treatment is best for your condition. The most common treatments for plantar fasciitis include icing the affected area, inserting custom-made orthotics into your shoes, massaging the plantar fascia, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroid injections, strengthening the foot, wearing a night splint, wearing shoes with arch support, physical therapy, stretching the calf muscles, shockwave therapy or radiotherapy. To keep the plantar fascia lengthened as you sleep, your doctor may ask you to wear night splints. In the morning, taking your first steps is less painful because the plantar fascia remains stretched throughout the night. Avoiding activities such as walking or running helps the healing process. Losing weight, if it is a factor in the condition, may help to reduce the stress placed on the plantar fascia.

Foot Pain




Surgical Treatment

Most studies indicate that 95% of those afflicted with plantar fasciitis are able to relieve their heel pain with nonsurgical treatments. If you are one of the few people whose symptoms don't improve with other treatments, your doctor may recommend plantar fascia release surgery. Plantar fascia release involves cutting part of the plantar fascia ligament in order to release the tension and relieve the inflammation of the ligament. Overall, the success rate of surgical release is 70 to 90 percent in patients with plantar fasciitis. While the success rate is very high following surgery, one should be aware that there is often a prolonged postoperative period of discomfort similar to the discomfort experienced prior to surgery. This pain usually will abate within 2-3 months. One should always be sure to understand all the risks associated with any surgery they are considering.

Write a comment

Comments: 28
  • #1

    Obat Penyakit Multiple Myeloma (Tuesday, 18 October 2016 21:41)

    your articel verry interesting

  • #2

    www (Sunday, 27 November 2016 16:25)

    niepodłamywany

  • #3

    zobacz (Monday, 28 November 2016 09:00)

    niepodczytywany

  • #4

    liebesmagie (Monday, 28 November 2016 12:54)

    Was ist dein Name?

  • #5

    Gate Holloman (Tuesday, 29 November 2016 05:25)

    Your doctor will determine what treatment is best for your condition. The most common treatments for plantar fasciitis include icing the affected area, inserting custom-made orthotics into your shoes, massaging the plantar fascia, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroid injections, strengthening the foot, wearing a night splint, wearing shoes with arch support, physical therapy, stretching the calf muscles, shockwave therapy or radiotherapy.

  • #6

    oczyszczenie aury (Thursday, 01 December 2016 03:50)

    tajne komplety, nauczanie

  • #7

    sex telefony (Friday, 02 December 2016 07:04)

    Bogumiłowice

  • #8

    sextel (Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:36)

    wierzchowy

  • #9

    liebeszauber (Monday, 12 December 2016 11:59)

    scheinen schien geschienen świecić, wydać się

  • #10

    anonse kobiet (Tuesday, 13 December 2016 16:00)

    flecistka

  • #11

    psychic readings uk (Wednesday, 14 December 2016 14:37)

    refuels

  • #12

    sextelefony (Monday, 19 December 2016 10:30)

    resembling

  • #13

    liebeszauber (Thursday, 12 January 2017 06:19)

    przewojowawszy

  • #14

    wróżka na telefon (Friday, 20 January 2017 09:08)

    Dębego

  • #15

    sex telefony (Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:57)

    judaistka

  • #16

    urok miłosny (Monday, 27 February 2017 08:38)

    stronak jest dość ciekawa

  • #17

    urok miłosny (Monday, 27 February 2017 11:12)

    Wspaniały komentarz

  • #18

    http://urokimilosne.bloog.pl/id,359708378,title,Rytual-powodzenia-u-plci-przeciwnej,index.html (Thursday, 02 March 2017 06:19)

    pozytywan strona

  • #19

    rytuał miłosny (Monday, 10 April 2017 06:44)

    rytuał miłosny

  • #20

    leather backpack for men (Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:13)

    I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!..

  • #21

    anonse sex (Monday, 04 September 2017 05:20)

    dekując

  • #22

    urok miłosny (Monday, 04 September 2017 14:26)

    dobre jumdo

  • #23

    ruchanko (Friday, 08 September 2017 10:34)

    iluminacyjny

  • #24

    sex tel (Saturday, 09 September 2017 04:25)

    niezapierniczanie

  • #25

    anonse sex telefon (Saturday, 09 September 2017 10:04)

    nieprzesłoniętą

  • #26

    http://skuteczne-rytualymilosne.blog.pl (Monday, 11 September 2017 13:35)

    dobra witrynka

  • #27

    http://magiamilosna.blogujaca.pl (Monday, 11 September 2017)

    wiecej zobacz

  • #28

    seks przez słuchawkę (Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:53)

    żabunia