Minor pain in heels, knees, ankles and also in other joints are tend to be ignored initially by all of us and we also have tendency to rush to the doctors only when things get out of our respective tolerance. Often minors health issues that could have been cured through exercises, precautions and medication end up eventually in surgeries.
Feet disorder like Plantar Fasciitis and knees ailment like ACL knee injury though may not sound to be serious disorders but if not cured timely can lead to painful surgeries having long span of health restoration. Most of the patients do not even know their disorder and continue living with it.
The Plantar Fasciitis is a common feet problem having less awareness amongst general population. It is the thick band of connective tissue having main objective of assisting the arch of the foot. It attaches or is a bridge between the heel bone with your toes.
Throbbing and piercing pains are thesigns with Plantar Fasciitis are characterized with and in common language is known as Heel-pain syndrome.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis –
- Pes Planus or flat feet – folks born with flat foot have more chances of being affected by Plantar Fasciitis because entire foot stays in regular contact with ground.
- Pes cavus or High arched feet – irregular weight distribution whilst walking due to foot with high arch enhances the damage to connecting tissue.
- Shortened Achilles tendon – An undersized Achilles tendon is mainly due to walking on toes and abnormal motor skills which augments injury to plantar fascia.
- Obesity – overweight personalities too are more open to the feet disorder which is due to strain and burden on feet and other concerned ligaments.
- Few of the other causes of plantar Fasciitis are Over pronation, week muscles of foot and inflexible ankle.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis :
This foot disorder is associated with inflammation, swelling, pain in the heel and irritation in the foot region. In most of the cases individuals walk in abnormal walking postures inorder to feel less pain which causes more damage to the tissue.
Treatment availability of Plantar Fasciitis –
Treatment depends upon the extent of suffering of disorder. They vary from stretching treatment to corticosteroid injections, ultrasound guided ablation, cutting edge extracorporeal shockwave treatments. In addition to above, surgical treatments too are practiced but non surgical treatment is highly effective.
Effectiveness of Physiotherapy in Plantar Fasciitis :
Physiotherapy in both the above disorders is highly successful until the disorder becomes too severe to bear. It eases out the strain or minor tear in tendon and ligament. It is also advised to patient even after surgeries as physiotherapy facilitates easy movement and relaxation of tissues and quick recovery.