Last Updated: Jun 18, 2024

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results in pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed, it can cause severe pain. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It is most common in middle-aged adults and in those who are obese or have high arches.

Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by overuse of the foot. It can also be caused by:

  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Flat feet or high arches

If you have plantar fasciitis, you will likely experience pain along the bottom of your foot, especially when you first stand up in the morning. The pain may lessen as you walk around, but it will usually return after long periods of standing or sitting. Plantar fasciitis can be a debilitating condition that makes it difficult to walk or even stand for long periods of time. If you suspect that you have plantar fasciitis, see your doctor for a diagnosis.

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Common Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

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Cortisone Injections (Corticosteroid Injections)

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Cortisone injections are a common treatment for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot.
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Custom Orthotics

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Wearing custom orthotics in your shoes can help distribute your weight evenly and take pressure off of the plantar fascia.
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Stretching Exercises

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Stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.
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Night Splints

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Wearing a night splint keeps your foot in a flexed position overnight, which can stretch out the plantar fascia and ease pain.
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Massage

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Massaging the affected area can help loosen the plantar fascia and improve blood flow.
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Surgery

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In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the plantar fascia or remove a spur on the heel bone.
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Ice

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Applying ice to the affected area can help reduce swelling and pain.
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Anti-Inflammatory Medication

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Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain and swelling.

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