Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia.
This thick band of connective tissue travels across
the bottom of the foot between the toes and the
heel. It supports the foot's natural arch. It stretches
and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by repetitive stress or
excessive tension on the plantar fascia. Small tears
can develop in this tissue. It can become irritated
The pain of plantar fasciitis feels like a stabbing
sensation in the heel of the foot. This pain usually
develops gradually. It is typically worst in the
morning, when a person takes the first few steps
out of bed. Plantar fasciitis may affect one foot, or it
may be felt in both feet.
Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include rest, ice
and anti-inflammatory or corticosteroid medications.
We may also recommend orthotics, splints
or physical therapy. If these techniques are not
effective, image guided injection of corticosteroids could be of help.
At this point in time, Regenerative Medicine is an accepted and effective treatment line for Plantar Fasciitis. Injection of Platelet Rich Plasma has shown promises for this problem. At NorTex we offer the most advanced "Stem Cell" treatments for variety of conditions and Plantar Fasciits is one of them. Surgery is the treatment of last resort to relieve tension on the plantar fascia.
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Plantar Fasciitis by Dr. Ghalambor