A thick band of tissues or a web-like filament at the bottom of the foot connect toes and heals and act as a force absorber. It connects the heel of the foot all the way through the bottom to the front of the foot. It provides a major help in walking by supporting the arch of the foot.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
This condition of Plantar Fasciitis is caused by inflammation in the tissue that functions as the connecter of the heel and toe at the bottom of the foot.
It causes stabbing pain in the heel that is why it is referred as heel pain sometimes. Some people have a structural problem of the foot that might be high arches of the foot or the sometimes very flat feet.
Wearing the wrong kind of shoes, running for a long time or excessive activity can also cause this condition.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
There are other kinds of heel pains as well, like heel spurs but, if you want to be sure that you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis you should have the following discomforts:
- The inability or difficulty in raising your foot off the floor
- Pain is at its peak when you walk, usually after you get up from sleeping but at other times as well
- During exercise you feel ease in the pain, but it returns just as you stop
Heel spurs that is caused by calcium deposition in form of bony protrusion causing heel pain, were thought to be the cause of the Plantar Fasciitis but this has been evidently negated by the doctors.
The Age groups that are affected
Usually people between the age of 40 to 70 are prone towards Planter Fasciitis if they are also active in daily life. Women sometimes are affected more by this condition especially during the pregnancy.
Obese people are also more affected by Plantar Fasciitis. The athletes who work out and extensive exercises can also form this discomfort and the long-distance runners also suffer from this problem.
Treatment of Planter Fasciitis
Usually, home treatments like taking anti-inflammatory medicines, icing the site, resting and using braces, and best shoes for plantar fasciitis have proved beneficial.
If the pain continues physical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or an injection of a corticosteroid can also prove to be effective. The most common of all is the practice of wrapping the foot. We will discuss how to wrap the foot for plantar fasciitis with an ace bandage.
Wrapping the foot with Ace bandage
Ace bandage is like a band-aid that is used to relive the heel pain.
Take the ace bandage and wrap it around the ball of your toe, extend the wrap from their through the bottom of foot to the pinkie toe.
Take another bandage to keep overlapping the bandage until the whole foot is covered from toe to the two-third of the heel. You can also make an X crossing the middle of the foot while wrapping the toes and heel.
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