Foot Pain

Foot Pain

There are many different causes of foot pain, but the following are the two common conditions:

Plantar fasciitis

It is the inflammation of plantar fascia, which is a large broad and of tissue that runs from heel bone to the ball of the foot. It is commonly seen in people with inflammatory arthritis but can also seen in people without arthritis. Research has shown that plantar fasciitis is sometimes caused due to shortening of calf muscles. Pain is often worse on first weight bearing in the morning after rest. Pain improves with gentle activity. Pain can be a deep aching sensation but can be very sharp in some people. It is normally felt either under the heel or inside of the heel by the arch area.

Achilles Tendinitis and Foot Pain

Achilles tendinitis is an inflammation of Achilles tendon, which is the large tendon at the back of the ankle and connects calf muscles to the heel bone. It occurs as an over use injury in people who takes part in excessive exercise or exercise which they are not use to. Pain and stiffness up the back of the ankle, especially in the morning. the symptoms normally start gradually and pain occurs while running or walking, especially uphill or stairs and subsides with rest. The tendon may feel hot and swollen.

Treatment for Foot Pain

Activity modification, comfortable shoes with orthotic insoles to support the arch and prevent the foot from rolling in to further avoid foot pain.