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 and inflamed.
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. The injection of Platelet Rich Plasma has shown promises for this problem. At NorTex we offer the most advanced “Stem Cell” treatments for a variety of conditions and Plantar Fasciitis is one of them. Surgery is the treatment of the last resort to relieve tension on the plantar fascia.
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