Foot pain - Plantar fasciitis resolved - Dubai Physiotherapy Clinic

Heel pain or foot pain is a very common problem. More often than ever we tend to ignore this, till it becomes unbearable or it actually starts affecting our daily activities.

  • It is estimated that 1 out of 10 people suffer from plantar fasciitis, and 10 to 15 percent require it to be treated by a medical practitioner.  
  • The main cause is an inflammation in the band-like tissue that connects the heel to the toes. It causes severe pain in the heel or the arch of the foot, which is more in the mornings, especially the first few steps, and eases out as you continue to walk. Sometimes it is associated with a hook-like calcium deposit at the base of the heel, called a calcaneal spur.
  • When the pain is still in the acute phase, that is, less than 3 months old, rest and regular stretching of the plantar fascia helps. Also wearing comfortable footwear works to reduce the pain.
  • It is important to stretch the calf muscles regularly as it helps with reducing the strain on the plantar fascia. Morning pain can be reduced by stepping on a cushion or a pillow to gently stretch the fascia before stepping on the ground.
  • If the pain still persists, it is best to seek professional help
  • Most cases are resolved with physiotherapy treatment like ultrasound, shockwave therapy, and stretching exercises for the leg and foot. Sometimes an insole may be recommended. Regular strengthening of the smaller foot muscles is also a vital part of the recovery.


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