Plantar Fasciitis

Most people say that running is one of the best and most fun things to do. It gives you the opportunity to have a good time and you might get hooked once you engage in this hobby. In spite of taking preventive measures to avoid injury, runners often get pains and aches. One of the common running injuries is the so-called ‘plantar fasciitis.’

Plantar fasciitis refers to a sore inflammatory state of the foot, largely due to extreme wearing of the plantar fascia, which holds the foot’s arches. Another cause of this injury could be biomechanical defects that stimulate malformed pronation. The pain is typically felt at the bottom of the heel, and is oftentimes most severe during the day’s initial steps. It is usually associated with extensive weight bearing periods and/or abrupt changes in activity or weight bearing. Weight gain, obesity, and jobs that necessitate a great deal of walking on tough surfaces, inactivity, as well as shoes with little or no support, are all affiliated with the inflammatory condition.

Throughout the United Kingdom, plantar fasciitis was previously referred to as ‘a dog’s heel’. The podiatrists of the United States commonly called it as ‘flip-flop disease.’ This circumstance oftentimes leads to a heel spur within the heelbone. In this state, it is not the spur that gives rise to the pain, but the condition itself.

One of the treatments for this condition is to evade open-back shoes, flip-flops, sandals, and other shoes with no lifted heels. To relieve inflammation and pain, patients can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin.