Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Hyderabad | Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi
The plantar fascia is a strong thin and long band of ligaments that supports the arch of the foot. These ligaments absorb strains and stress that a person places on the feet. Excess stress or pressure can damage or tears the ligaments. The response to damage is inflammation resulting in stiffness and heel pain. The condition is known as Plantar Fasciitis.
In this article, we take a closer look at plantar fasciitis, its symptoms, and causes, plus treatment options and recovery time.
Sharp stabbing pain first occurs when you put your first steps early in the morning. Once you get up and start to move, the pain usually becomes less intense and then gradually diminishes. The pain might return when you stand up after sitting or stand for a long period of time. Excess pain after exercise or after a long car journey or after a long period of rest. However, the pain may come and go intermittently with activities. The pain may keep you away from moving around.
Plantar fascia ligaments undergo excessive wear and tear in day-to-day life. In general, excess pressure on the feet can tear or damage these ligaments. This happens when fascia ligaments get inflamed – which eventually causes stiffness and pain in the heel. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints.
What are the risk factors for Plantar Fasciitis?
In the majority of the cases, Plantar Fasciitis develops without any known cause. There is no specific identifiable cause. However, the following factors can make an individual prone to plantar fasciitis:
- Very high arch
- Excess body weight (Obesity)
- Stiff calm muscles
- Indulgence in any new activity
- Increased activity levels
- Running or sports
- High impact sporting activities
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Hyderabad
Non surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis: In almost 90% (Majority) of the cases, plantar fasciitis improves with simple treatments. For instance, taking rest and stopping the activity that is making the pain worse can help. Athletes should stop the activity that is making the pain severe. Rolling the affected foot over the cold-water bottle for 15 to 20 minutes is effective. It should be done up to 3 to 4 times a day. Cortisone injections, physical therapy, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), night splints and supportive footwear (shoes), and orthotics are the other treatment methods.
If tight calf muscles are the cause, then stretching these muscles will benefit. Ask your doctor for a simple activity or exercise to relieve pain and stiffness.
You must get your condition checked when you feel pain in the bottom of your heel. The pain could be due to an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. Though you may get relief with non-surgical treatment, in difficult to treat cases, your Orthopedic doctor may recommend a surgical procedure. The treatment usually depends on the cause and extent of inflammation.
To learn more about all the potential treatment modalities and the most effective Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Hyderabad, consult Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi.