November 14, 2022
Although it is common to experience pain or discomfort after performing strenuous physical activities, suffering from chronic pain may be an indication of another medical condition. In such cases, consulting a medical specialist or a physical therapist is highly recommended to prevent further injury.
If you are experiencing pain and discomfort on the bottom of the heel, you may have a condition known as plantar fasciitis.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the thick band of tissue (called fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toe degenerates. This causes pain in your heel. The pain is usually felt when you take your first steps in the morning and begin to feel better after sitting or resting.
If you are into sports or other physically demanding activities, you may need to visit a sports injury clinic to have your feet or heels checked to properly diagnose the cause of the pain.
How to treat plantar fasciitis?
There are various ways to treat plantar fasciitis depending on how severe the patient’s condition is:
For milder conditions that don’t usually interrupt your ability to perform day-to-day tasks, pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can relieve discomfort and ease the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis.
There are different types of physical therapy that can help patients suffering from plantar fasciitis, including sports massage Dubai Marina and as well as a range of exercise programs focused on improving the patient’s mobility and form.
When you book an appointment for sports physiotherapy Dubai or any other type of physical therapy, the therapist can show you exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles. In some cases, the therapist will also suggest some changes in how you perform specific movements to avoid putting too much stress on your heels and tendons.
If all the treatment methods mentioned above did not work, you may need surgery. Those who have severe conditions may need surgery to detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone. In general, this option is only offered to patients with severe conditions who have already exhausted other available treatment methods.
If you need to visit a clinic near you for a manual lymphatic drainage or physiotherapy appointment to help you recover from an injury or you wish to consult with a specialist about pain or discomfort you experience while performing certain movements, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans t¹1hat are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.