Are you suffering from any kind of heel pain? Has there been an inflammation of your tissues, which extends from heel to toes? Plantar fasciitis may be the cause then. Do you know what plantar fasciitis is?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the tissues become irritated firstly & then inflamed causing heel pain. People all over the world including Perth are suffering from this condition quite often nowadays. The condition causes pain, which occurs with first steps in morning. The pain decreases with more movement of the leg and walking but it usually returns after rising from a sitting posture or standing for a long span. Obese people and the ones who wear footwear with poor support have the risk of suffering from this condition. Immediate heel pain treatment is necessary for people suffering from such a condition. This is because ignoring it would result in a chronic heel pain hindering the regular activities. People are usually seen to change their way of walking for minimizing their level of pain and that have caused hip, foot, back or knee problems.
Factors, which may increase the risk of plantar fasciitis are:
- Age: It is mostly seen in people whose ages are of 40 to 60
- Foot mechanics: People having a flat-foot, high arch or an unusual walking pattern
Exercises: A few activities like ballet dancing, ballistic jumping & aerobic dance can put too much stress on the heel as well as the attached tissue contributing to the onset of the condition.
- Obesity: Excess weight put too much stress on the band of tissue.
If you are suffering from this condition, try to recover from heel pain right at your home at first by doing a few useful and effective things.
Do not walk barefoot
- Do stretching exercises
- Put ice pack on the affected area for about twenty minutes many times in a day placing a towel between the heel and the ice.
- Limit your physical activities
- Wear supportive shoes with raised heel and good arch support
Take NSAIDs like ibuprofen
If you still have the pain even a few weeks later, you can opt for a LLLT, myofascial therapy, orthotics, strapping, injection therapy or a night splint. They can all be quite effective in treating heel pain. You would probably be fine with the nonsurgical treatment.
However, if you still feel that you have not recovered (although this percentage is very low), opt for any of the surgical options that suits you best in that case.