Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common orthopedic condition known to man and mostly affects (although is not limited to) active middle aged men and women. Statistics suggest that around 10% to 15% of all people could benefit from some sort of plantar fasciitis treatment at least one time in their lives. It can be described in layman’s terms as an aggravating and irritating inflammation of the thick tissue around the heel and sole of the foot.
It is caused when the plantar fascia is abused and overused. The plantar fascia basically forms the arch of the foot and is a band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes. Not only is the plantar fascia a support for the heel, it is also the main shock-absorber for your feet and of your body. This explains why it is advisable to seek plantar fasciitis treatment.
- Common recipients requiring plantar fasciitis treatment are as follows:
- Runners and joggers (especially long distance and cross country runners),
- Overweight and obese people often need plantar fasciitis treatment (especially those who have experienced a sudden weight gain),
- Those with fallen or high foot arches,
- Those whose footwear offers poor support of the arch,
People whose day-to-day work or activity requires them to spend abnormally long periods on their feet.
Woman in Need of Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
How to Get rid of Plantar Fasciitis? However, there is not always an obvious cause for people who need plantar fasciitis treatment (especially for older sufferers) so don’t take the above list as comprehensive.
It is generally most painful in the mornings or after extended periods of inactivity and the pain can be described as a throbbing, sharp type of pain which can cause swelling and tenderness of the heel.