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Plantar Fasciitis

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes. 

Plantar fasciitis treatment typically involves a combination of rest, stretching, mediations, and in severe cases, surgery. If you are experiencing foot pain, contact us to book an appointment with some of our best doctors for effective treatment.

What Are the Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis?

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel and bottom of the foot, especially in the morning or after long periods of sitting or standing. The pain usually becomes worse after exercise or physical activity. Common plantar fasciitis symptoms include -

  • Stiffness in the foot
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Tenderness in the heel or arch
  • Difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time

What Are the Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis?

Primary plantar fasciitis causes include repetitive stress on the plantar fascia, which can result in small tears in the tissue. The condition is more common in people who have flat feet, high arches, or who are overweight. Other factors that can increase the risk of developing plantar fasciitis include - 

  • Wearing shoes with poor arch support or cushioning
  • Standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Running or jogging on hard surfaces
  • Tight calf muscles or Achilles' tendons
  • Sudden increase in physical activity or intensity

When Should I Consult The Doctor for Plantar Fasciitis?

Get in touch with a doctor if you have pain in your heel or foot that doesn’t get better on its own in a week or your symptoms don’t improve after two weeks of treatment.

How Is Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosed?

The doctor performs a physical examination to check the tenderness in the foot and determine the location of the pain. Further, the doctor may recommend several tests to evaluate the muscle strength and health of the nerves. Diagnostic tests for plantar fasciitis include imaging tests such as X-rays and MRI to rule out the cause of pain due to any other problems such as fracture, sprain, etc.

What Are The Treatment Options For Plantar Fasciitis?

Treatment for plantar fasciitis involves a combination of non-surgical and surgical measures. Common treatments methods include - 

  • Rest and ice - Resting the foot and applying ice can help reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Stretching exercises - Stretching the calf muscles and Achilles tendon can help relieve tension on the plantar fascia.
  • Footwear - Wearing shoes with good arch support and cushioning can help reduce stress on the plantar fascia.
  • Orthotics - Custom orthotic devices can help support the foot and reduce pain.
  • Physical therapy - Working with a physical therapist can help strengthen the foot and improve flexibility.
  • Medications - Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can help relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Surgery - In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to release the tension on the plantar fascia. However, surgery is usually only recommended if other treatments have been unsuccessful.

Why Choose CMRI for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Kolkata?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, revolutionising the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, CMRI has several eminent specialists, doctors and healthcare providers of national and international reputations for comprehensive and personalised treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking treatment for plantar fasciitis. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for Plantar Fasciitis treatment- 

  • Highly qualified and experienced doctors
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Thorough screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric, high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers.

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