What is Plantar Fascia?
Plantar fascia, the "bowstring-like" tissue stretching underneath the sole that attaches at the heel. Plantar heel spurs cause localised tenderness and pain made worse when stepping down on the heel.
Plantar fasciitis causes tenderness and pain at the back of the heel made worse while pushing off the ball of the foot
Suggestions for treating plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is treated by measures that decrease the associated inflammation and avoid re-injury.
Local ice applications both reduce pain and inflammation.
- Physical therapy methods, including stretching exercises, are used to treat and prevent plantar fasciitis.
- Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or injections of cortisone, are often helpful.
- Osteopathic treatment, myotherapy, physiotherapy and remedial massage are used to reduce the tension in the sole of the foot and improve the mobility of the small bones of the foot.
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