If you are a sportsman, a runner to be specific, then there are several health hazards that attached to you, while playing sports or running. One of the major issues that runners face is the pain in their heels due to long hours of running. This ailment is popularly known as Plantar Fasciitis. The reason why it is known so is because of the connection it has with the toes which are scientifically known as Plantar fascia.
There is a strip of tissue that runs from the tip of the heels till the toe; any sort of eruption in this tissue causes Plantar Fasciitis which results in thrusting pain. The first hit of the pain occurs when you arise from your bed in the morning making it difficult for you to take the initial few steps. The intensity of the pain is pruned as and when you will start walking more, but standing or sitting for long hours can again cause the pain to revert. The most common victims are runners who tend to catch broken tissues earlier than others, but those with obesity and the wrong choice of shoes might also bear the brunt of the pain.
What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
The following symptoms can help you to easily detect the occurrence of the problem:
There is a feeling of soreness and pain. The areas experiencing soreness comprise mainly the heels, but at times it might extend towards the anterior of the foot.
A peculiar symptom that helps in determining the occurrence of Plantar Fasciitis is a small bony part protruding from the heels, which occurs at the conjunction of the heels with the plantar fascia.
The foot feels a stinging sensation especially in the morning after getting up from the bed.
It becomes very difficult to walk on solid and rigid surfaces.
What are the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?
The major cause of this ailment is attributed to the swelling of the tissues inside the plantar fascia. It is like an arch that supports the whole-body weight on the feet. If the tissues inside the strip of the plantar fascia are subjected to too much tension or tearing, it might cause swells and irritation leading to pain.
How to diagnose Plantar Fasciitis?
The doctor calls for a prior medical history of the patient. He examines the source of pain in the foot. These two factors help him make a clear diagnosis of the disease. There can be additional X-Ray and imaging test that might help the doctor to discard the possibility of any other ailment.
What are the surgical & nonsurgical treatments for Plantar Fasciitis?
The primitive cure for Plantar Fasciitis is medication, application of ice and rest. If these don’t work, then other methods are suggested:
Steroid Injections which are inserted in the most painful parts of the tissue.
Physical therapies such as contrast baths and massages are done.
Shock-wave therapy to shock the tissue and invigorate the flow of blood.
Tenex procedures which involve cutting of the damaged tissue and make you return to normality within ten days.
Surgery is the last resort if the problem is hugely aggravated.
What are the risks & complications attached to Plantar Fasciitis?
There are other factors like age which increase the risk of this ailment.
People who are subjected to a lot of activities which lead to stress in their plantar fascia such as ballet dancing, exercising, jumping activities and aerobics run a high risk of catching this problem.
The whole phenomenon of weight distribution of the body on the feet is dependent upon the mechanism of walking, your foot arch being too high and being flat-footed. This leads to extra weight at the wrong places on your foot leading to tearing of tissues. The same reason can be accounted for people suffering from obesity. The extra weight of the body is too colossal to be handled by the arch, thereby resulting in its breakage.
There are several occupations that demand individuals to stand for long hours thereby increasing pressure on their feet and causing them Plantar Fasciitis.
The ailment causes impediments in doing regular daily tasks. Other problems of hip, knee and joint pain might arise if one alters the way of walking due to the pain.
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