Plantar Fasciitis Care Protocols


Plantar Fac

When individuals begin to experience intense pain in their heel, many know that they have acquired plantar fasciitis. This ailment occurs when the plantar fascia ligament along the bottom of the foot develops tears in the tissue. This will result in pain and inflammation of the area closest to the heel bone.

The most common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include: 

-Burning

-Stabbing

-An aching pain in the heel of the foot

The fascia ligament tightens up over night and therefore causes the most pain in the morning. Pain generally decreases as the tissue warms up, but oftentimes returns after long periods of standing or weight bearing and physical activity.

One of the prevalent factors that contribute to Plantar Fasciitis is wearing incorrect shoes. This includes shoes that either don’t fit properly, or provide inadequate support or cushioning. Weight distribution becomes impaired while wearing shoes that are not supportive, adding significant stress to the plantar fascia ligament.

In most cases, treatment of Plantar Fasciitis does not require surgery or invasive procedures to stop pain and reverse damage. Traditional treatment has been shown to improve pain, however, keep in mind that every person's body responds to treatment differently and recovery times will vary.