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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The thick band of tissue that connects your toes and heel, also giving support to the foot arch, is called plantar fascia. If the tissue is under constant force, it may flex too much and small tears may form in the tissue. The tears can get inflamed and cause pain, swelling the region.

 

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

A thorough check-up of the foot is required. The doctor will assess the range of motion in your foot and to exert pressure on your heel to gauge mobility and pain levels. 

Imaging tests like diagnostic ultrasound imaging or radiographic tests may be required. 

Over 90% of acute/chronic plantar fasciitis cases improve within four consultations with our podiatrist team.

Other treatment options include:

Icing and resting

NSAIDs (anti-inflammation drug not composed of steroids) taken orally

Physical therapy for calf muscles

Splint and shoe insert or other custom orthotics

Before attempting any treatment, check with your podiatrist first to assess and provide advice.