What is Plantar Fasciitis?
It refers to an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
Can physiotherapy help people with plantar fasciitis?
Yes. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. Most patients recover fully within the first two months without the need for surgery.
Depending on the severity of the injury, surgery may be needed. Surgery is also an option for those who do not respond to non-operative treatments. Grade I to III injury severity respond to physiotherapy treatments while grade IV, V and VI would generally require surgery. When surgery is however, recommended, physiotherapy is very highly recommended post-surgery for a full recovery.
What are the causes of plantar fasciitis?
Playing sports that put stress on the heel bone, like running, dance and aerobics
Flat-footed or high arches
Being middle-aged or older
Spending a lot of time on your feet
Wearing shoes with poor arch support or stiff soles
Jobs that involves prolonged standing
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
Pain in the morning, as you take your first steps
Pain improves with activity as you warm up
Pain after prolonged standing or sitting
Pain after intense activity
Pain when climbing stairs or when standing on tip-toes
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