Plantar Fasciitis is a constant and recurring pain in the heel and arch areas of the foot. A large band of tendons and connective ligaments that connect the heel to arch and toes begins to deteriorate with age and use and produces the condition. Physiotherapy research has shown that almost 80 percent of the people in Britain will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis at some time in their life.
Plantar Fasciitis can produce tearing of the tissues and an increase in the level of pain that a person feels. The condition is most frequently caused by wearing shoes that do not support the arch of the foot properly, constantly going barefoot even outside on hard surfaces, and an increase in the normal level of physical activity that involved the foot like walking and running. Obesity, arthritis, and injury can also cause excessive strain on the tissues and produce pain.
The pain from Plantar Fasciitis is most frequently the most severe after periods of inactivity like sitting at work or sleeping. The majority of people that have the problem experience an increase in pain over time unless they seek physiotherapy treatment. The body reacts to the damage by forming calcium deposits on the heel that can increase the level of pain that a person experiences without treatment.
Plantar Fasciitis can lead to permanent disability if not attended to by experts like physiotherapy Cambridge. Many people just suffer through the pain when physiotherapy offers practical and simple solutions that will stop the pain and prevent permanent injury.
Despite the frequent advertisement that insoles will relieve your tired aching feet that you may have seen on the telly, the fact is that insoles will not really help the pain from Plantar Fasciitis or lead to a permanent relief from the pain. An insole cannot make a damaged tissue regenerate itself. The insoles that you can get at the local apothecary just will not do the job that is needed.
Plantar Fasciitis requires specific support in the arch of the foot. Most insoles do not produce the level of support needed to produce lasting relief from the pain of Plantar Fasciitis. Physiotherapy has developed various specialized methods that treat Plantar Fasciitis successfully. Successful treatment means you do not experience any more pain and you prevent any further damage that will cause a new bout of pain.
Physiotherapy Cambridge will examine your foot pain with X-ray and Magnetic resonance imaging to determine if you are suffering from Plantar Fasciitis. Your personal experience of pain, the frequency of pain, and how long the pain lasts is vital information to an expert in physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy Cambridge can recommend several therapies that will relieve the pain you feel from Plantar Fasciitis as well as prevent the pain from returning due to more injury. The solution may be as simple as changing the shoes you wear to a type that provide more arch support. Specialized shoes that treat Plantar Fasciitis are available as well.
Physiotherapy research has developed a variety of foot supports, arch supports and heel cushions that directly address the pain a person feels from Plantar Fasciitis. Ankle braces may be necessary in extreme cases.
Physiotherapy will also teach you a system of foot exercises that help relieve your pain and build up the musculature of the arch and foot so that you do not suffer from Plantar Fasciitis again.
Insoles do not work for the pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis. The physical changes that produce the pain cannot be successfully addressed by an insole alone. Research indicates that only 25 percent of people that use insoles ever feel even temporary relief from their foot pain. The success of physiotherapy treatments for Plantar Fasciitis is substantially higher and much longer lasting.
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