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  1. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
    • Definition of Plantar Fasciitis
    • Anatomy of the foot and plantar fascia
  2. Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
    • Overload and excessive voltage
    • Flat feet or high arches
    • Intense physical activities
  3. Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
    • Heel or arch pain
    • Increased pain after rest
    • Morning stiffness
  4. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
    • Rest and Ice
    • Specific stretches and exercises
    • Plantar orthoses and adapted shoes
    • Shock wave therapy
    • Medications and infiltrations
  5. Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis
    • Warming up and stretching before physical activity
    • Use of appropriate footwear
    • Building muscle and maintaining a healthy weight
  1. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue located under the foot. It usually causes severe heel or arch pain and can make walking difficult. The ankle and toe joints can also be affected.
  1. Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Several factors can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, including overloading and excessive strain on the plantar fascia, flat feet or a high arch, and strenuous physical activities. Wearing inappropriate footwear, such as high heels, can also be a risk factor.

  1. Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain in the heel or arch of the foot, increased pain after rest, and morning stiffness that may gradually decrease over the course of the day. Excessive foot pronation and the presence of a heel spur (bone spur) can also be associated with plantar fasciitis.

  1. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Treatment for plantar fasciitis aims to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. It may include rest and the application of ice to reduce inflammation. Specific stretches and exercises can strengthen the muscles of the foot and lower leg, improving biomechanics and reducing strain on the plantar fascia. Using proper foot orthotics and supportive shoes can provide good support and reduce pressure on the affected area. In some cases, shock wave therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and infiltrations may be recommended.

  1. Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis

To prevent plantar fasciitis, it is recommended to warm up before any physical activity and to do specific stretches for the muscles of the foot and leg. Wearing proper footwear, which provides good arch support and adequate cushioning, is essential. Strengthening foot and leg muscle, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, can also help prevent plantar fasciitis and related injuries.

Bottom Line: Plantar fasciitis can cause heel pain and affect daily quality of life. By understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options, as well as taking preventive measures, it is possible to relieve pain, promote healing and reduce the risk of recurrence. At Confort Orthopédique, we offer adapted plantar orthoses and personalized advice to help you relieve pain and regain the comfort of your feet.