This is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar Fasciitis is caused by repeated strain on the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes, supporting the arch of the foot. A strained plantar fascia causes weakness, swelling, and inflammation in.
Because there are several potential causes, it is important to have heel pain properly diagnosed. Contact a doctor immediately to determine the underlying source of your heel pain.
The most common cause of this condition relates to the faulty structure of the foot.
You have a greater chance of developing plantar fasciitis if you:
Some habits and activities may increase the stress on your feet, such as:
Contact a doctor if you notice:
The pain may be worse when you get up in the morning or after sitting for long periods of time. After a few minutes of walking, the pain decreases because walking stretches the fascia. The pain might return after spending long periods of time on your feet.
To arrive at a diagnosis, your doctor may need your medical history. Throughout this process, your doctor will examine all possible causes for your heel pain.
In addition, diagnostic imaging studies, such as x-rays or other imaging modalities, may be used to establish an evaluation.
Surgery is usually not needed. About 95 out of 100 people who have plantar fasciitis are able to relieve heel pain without surgery. Your doctor may consider surgery if nonsurgical treatment has not helped and heel pain is restricting your daily activities.
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Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of growth factors to injured joints and tissues to promote the healing process.