Plantar Fasciitis Advice


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Plantar fasciitis

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Is inflammation strong band of tissue that stretches from your heel to the ball of your foot. It helps maintain the long arch of your foot.

yPlantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia which stretches from your heel to the ball of your foot. It helps maintain the long arch of the foot. The fascia (like a ligament) may become inflamed by new activity, poor footwear (poor arch support) or weight gain.

Pain in the sole of foot, just in front of the heel, is the main symptom. The pain is often worse first thing in the morning or after a long day or stretching the sole (e.g. walking up stairs). Sometimes a tight Achilles Tendon may cause the fasciitis inflammation.

The diagnosis is made on clinical history and examination. Blood tests or x-rays are usually not required.

Treatment.

Letting the inflammation settle may take months!

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Some suggested exercises


If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan Reviewed 07/04/2007. Last reviewed Dr IOS 21/01/15.