Plantar Fasciitis is caused by inflammation along the plantar fascia underneath the heel and foot. The plantar fascia is a tough fibrous structure that helps maintain the shape of your foot and improve with the normal function of your foot. As each step causes stretching of the plantar fascia, the most common symptom is pain underneath the heel on walking. Treatment rarely involves surgery and symptoms generally resolve with time, but treatment does speed up the recovery
Although the plantar fascia is made to absorb shock, too much pressure can cause it to become damaged or tear, causing painful inflammation in the heel.
A few things can lead to plantar fasciitis
Subsequently, ignoring this condition may result in chronic heel pain which may hinder your activity as well as cause secondary conditions in the foot, knee, hip or back as a result of your altered posture.
Nonsurgical methods to treat Plantar Fasciitis include:
If you have tried these methods and fail to see results, surgery may be an option for you.
Surgical methods of treating Plantar Fasciitis include:
Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon about your case and what surgical option may be best suited for you.