Plantar fasciitis

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation overload or stretching of the thick tissue on the sole. This tissue is called plantar fascia and is the one that connects the heel to the toes and arch creates. People with more options for developing fasciitis are those who play sports very often, those with obesity, those with tight Achilles tendon, or those with problems in the arch of the foot. Generally, this injury causes pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel, although the sole can also ache or burn. The treatment involves prescription drugs, stretching the heel and toe, night splints, rest and wearing proper shoes, but sometimes the patient needs surgery.

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