In old age, most people face different diseases of the foot: arthritis, varicose veins, low back pain... But there's one nuisance that can disturb, and in 20 and 40 years. It is a heel spur, or, as the doctors say, plantar fasciitis, is one of the most common causes of pain in the foot
With heel pain to be trifled with, so you need to contact the doctor to have it diagnosed. Because the cause of pain — inflammation of the plantar fascia
. The so-called layer of tough fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom surface of the foot. This is one of the longest and strongest ligaments in the body. About how to deal with this disease, you tell the editors "Website"
Plantar fasciante several factors that can lead to the plantar fasciitis
. The most frequent is the development of flatfoot. When the arch of the foot flattens, plantar fascia is excessively stretched, and on it appear Microdrive. Particularly pronounced is the damage in the place where the fascia attaches to the calcaneus, therefore, there occurs the inflammation.
Another risk factor is the presence of excess weight, which increases the load on the plantar fascia. To provoke fasciitis may change in habitual physical activity, such as intense fitness training or hard work and wearing uncomfortable shoes on a very hard flat sole.
If nothing is done, the heel pain can, on average, to remain from 6 to 18 months. Then she might back off, but soon returns. Therefore plantar fasciitis necessarily require treatment
— it is necessary to reduce the inflammation and eliminate the cause of the disease.
Treatments heel spurs
This exercises to stretch muscles of the foot. Definitely worked and calf muscles, because tension in them worsens during plantar fasciitis. The method is effective only with regular exercise.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs relieve pain, but they cannot be used for a long time. They have a large number of side effects.
- The wearing of orthoses
They are made from a cast specifically for each patient. It is important that the insoles were full sized, that is adjoined to the foot over its entire area. Only in this case they will restore the normal height of the longitudinal arch of the foot, whereby the tension of the plantar fascia reduced.
- Night splints
This is a special orthopedic device, similar to a plastic boot. Tyres can reduce the pain of the first morning step. But they are quite bulky, and using them is not very convenient.
- Shock wave therapy
This is a fashionable technique for the treatment of many diseases. However, studies have shown that UFT is not always completely relieve pain and the effect persists for a long time. In addition, the procedure itself is painful and the cost of treatment is quite high.
This is a last resort if other methods have not yielded a positive effect. Part of the plantar fascia cut, and its tension decreases. It reduces pain, but can lead to the accelerated development of flatfoot, and hence to the emergence of new problems.
We also liked the technique a doctor. First, he skillfully removed all dead skin from the heel and calf with a special tool, thereby improving blood circulation in the area. Then used elastic labels, which will help to reduce the load on the heel. He argues that you can do at home. Watch the video how he does it.
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