Heel pain Plantar fasciitis Treatment

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Medfoot covers treatment for all foot related problems. Dr. David Mednick is a foot specialist in San Jose California. For more information please visit www.medfoot.com


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Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis : Say NO to Heel Pain www.medfoot.com

What is Plantar Fasciitis ?:

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue ( plantar fascia ) that extends from the heel to the toes . Plantar Fascia connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot and supports the arch of your foot. What is Plantar Fasciitis ? Plantar fasciitis is a pain which usually occurs at the bottom of heel. www.medfoot.com

What is Plantar Fasciitis ?:

What is Plantar Fasciitis ? If plantar fascia is strained, it gets weak, swollen, and inflamed. Then your heel or the bottom of foot hurts when you stand or walk. Walking barefoot or in light and damaged shoes without sufficient arch support, can overstretch, or inflame the plantar fascia www.medfoot.com

Causes of plantar Fasciitis :

Causes of plantar Fasciitis Improper balance of body and ankle Faulty structure of the foot . People having problems with their arches : - either overly flat feet or high arched feet Wearing non-supportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces. www.medfoot.com

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Increasing Weight and pressure on foot The Fascia is torn, generally due to repetitive stress on foot Abnormal foot motion. Standing for long time. Causes of Plantar Fasciitis www.medfoot.com

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis Pain in the bottom of the heel. The pain is worse when they get up in the morning . Pain that increases over a period of months. Sharp pain in the centre of the foot. Pain due to sitting for long period of time. www.medfoot.com

People likely to suffer:

People likely to suffer Runners Athletes and sports person People living in hilly areas People using fau lty shoes www.medfoot.com

Home Remedies:

Home Remedies Roll a frozen water bottle or golf ball under the arch . Icing around painful area. Ice your feet 2- 3 times daily Towel Stretch Exercise . www.medfoot.com

Home Remedies:

Home Remedies Massage you feet Gently Take medicine for pain relief Strengthen The calf Muscles www.medfoot.com

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But What If the Injury Is Severe ?? www.medfoot.com

Contact a Podiatrist:

Contact a Podiatrist There are many ways in which Plantar Fasciitis is Treated. Foot Doctor will first examine few things. Other Factors : Stress fracture Tendonitis Disease Arthritis Nerve Irritation Bone cyst www.medfoot.com

Contact a Podiatrist:

The podiatric foot and ankle surgeon will obtain your Medical History Diagnostic imaging studies such as x-rays, a bone scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – It is used for differentiating heel pain. Injection therapy : In some cases, corticosteroid injections are used to help reduce the inflammation and relieve pain. Removable walking cast – A removable walking cast may be used to keep your foot immobile for a few weeks to allow it to rest and heal. Night splint – Wearing a night splint allows you to maintain an extended stretch of the plantar fascia while sleeping Contact a Podiatrist www.medfoot.com

Preventive Measures : Long Term Care :

Preventive Measures : Long Term Care No matter what kind of treatment you undergo for it, the underlying causes that led to heel pain may remain . So, It is advisable to practice some regular preventive measures. Such As : Maintain an ideal weight Wearing supportive shoes Custom orthotic devices www.medfoot.com

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THANK YOU Presented by Dr. David Mednick : Medfoot Clinic A Podiatry Group5710 Cahalan Ave. Building #7 San Jose, CA 95123 Phone:  (408) 227-4777 www.medfoot.com www.medfoot.com

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