Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

One of the most common causes of heal pain is plantar Fasciitis.

It has been described as a chronic inflammatory process and may be an overuse injury.

The pain is worst when taking the first few steps out of bed in the morning and after periods of rest. Although it is an aggravating condition, pain is self-limiting and usually resolves between 6 to 18 months without treatment.

Plantar Fasciitis

It is more common in middle aged people.Some of the aggravating factors are walking barefoot,obesity and congenital deformities of the foot. The pain usually improved with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use.

The diagnosis of this condition is usually clinical by history and examination, and in most cases foot x-ray is of a little value.

Non-surgical treatment is the standard of care for acute heel pain, although 10% of cases are recalcitrant and unresponsive to non-surgical care in 12 months. In recalcitrant cases, surgery has been shown to be generally effective.

Conservative treatment involves combination therapy (e.g., heel padding, shoe changes, low-Dye strapping, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and stretching exercises).

Consult your Doctor

Dr. Layla Al Haddad – Family Doctor

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