Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis,  is an inflammation of the plantar facia this is a thick tissue found on the bottom of the foot, plantar fasciitis can cause severe foot pain and can disable a patient.
The Plantar Fascia is a fiberous band of tissue covering the bones on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia binds the bony structure of the  foot together this fascia can become inflamed which is called plantar fasciitis. Some patients find walking extremly difficult.

Plantar Fasciitis

Risk Factors

Risk factors for plantar fasciitis development include foot arch problems either flat feet or high arch feet, obesity,  sudden weight gain, running and a tight Achillies Tendon.
A patients most  common complaint is intense pain on the bottom of the foot and around the middle of the  arch, this is usually worst in the morning and improving throughout the day. By the end  of the day the pain may be replaced by a dull aching that improves with rest.
We use the latest methods to treat this problem and usually can lessen the pain associated with plantar fasciitis in the first visit. In some patients we will also use orthotics these are almost  always successful as a long term treatment of this condition with this condition. We find the sooner after feeling this pain we see the patient the  faster it will resolve, patients that put up with the pain for long periods of  time prior to seeking help take the longest to resolve this problem. So if you  suffer from this sort of pain make an appointment to see us at Brighton Podiatry as soon as possible.

Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis
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