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Get rid of Heel pain with the help of Plantar Fascia Embolization

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

One of the most prevalent causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Inflammation of a thick band of tissue that extends across the bottom of your foot and links your heel bone to your toes is involved (plantar fascia).

Plantar fasciitis is characterized by sharp pain that occurs with your initial steps in the morning. The discomfort usually subsides as you get up and move, but it may reappear after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Runners are more likely to get plantar fasciitis. Overweight people, as well as those who wear shoes with inadequate support, are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

What is tendoachillitis ?

The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The calcaneal tendon is another name for the Achilles tendon. The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (calf muscles) join together to form the Achilles tendon at the calf’s lower end.

What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel or in the vicinity.
  • Increased pain following exercise (not during).
  • The arch of the foot hurts.
  • Pain that is worse in the morning or when you stand up after sitting for an extended period of time.
  • A heel that has swelled.
  • Pain that lasts for months.An Achilles tendon that is tense.

What are the causes of Plantar Fasciitis?

The most prevalent cause of plantar fasciitis is a defective foot structure. People who have difficulties with their arches, such as extremely flat or high-arched feet, are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis. Wearing nonsupportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces exerts unnatural strain on the plantar fascia, which can result in plantar fasciitis. This is especially noticeable when one’s employment necessitates long periods of standing. Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by obesity and misuse. Your plantar fascia is shaped like a bowstring and supports the arch of your foot while absorbing shock when you walk. Small tears in the fascia could occur if the pressure and stress on this bowstring become so high. Repeated straining and tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia, while the origin of plantar fasciitis in many cases is unknown.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis treatment begins with first-line strategies that you can implement at home:

Exercising your flexibility. 

Exercises that stretch the calf muscles help to alleviate pain and aid in rehabilitation.

Avoid wearing bare feet. 

Walking barefoot puts extra strain and tension on your plantar fascia.

Ice.

Applying an ice pack to your heel for 20 minutes many times each day will help lessen inflammation. Do not put ice directly to your skin; instead, place a small cloth between the ice and your heel.

Limit your activity. 

Reduce long-term physical activities to give your heel a rest.

Shoe alterations

Wearing shoes with strong arch support and a slightly elevated heel relieves stress on the plantar fascia.

Medications.

To relieve pain and inflammation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may be prescribed orally.

Consult your foot and ankle surgeon if you are still experiencing pain after many weeks.

Risk Factors

Even while plantar fasciitis can develop without a clear reason, there are some variables that can raise your chances of having it. They are as follows:

Age

Plantar fasciitis is most common in those aged 40 to 60.

Specific sorts of exercise.

Activities that put a lot of strain on your heel and surrounding tissue, such as long-distance running, ballet dancing, and aerobic dance, can all contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.

Foot Mechanics

Mechanics of the foot Flat feet, a high arch, or even an atypical walking pattern can all impact how weight is distributed while standing, putting additional strain on the plantar fascia.

Obesity

Excess weight puts additional strain on your plantar fascia.

Occupations that need you to be on your feet.

Factory workers, teachers, and others who spend the majority of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces are at risk of plantar fascia damage.

What is Plantar Fascia Embolization?

Even after undergoing all nonsurgical treatments, the patient continues to experience heel discomfort. It has an impact on her quality of life. It is critical to eliminate heel pain in this case. This Japanese method, developed by Dr. Yuji Okuno, a Japanese interventional radiologist, has provided long-term relief from heel discomfort. His basic idea is that there is a chronic inflammatory process going on at the site of heel pain. So, do angiography to identify the site of persistent inflammation and embolize neoangiogenesis to prevent the release of inflammatory indicators such as cytokines. This will alleviate discomfort.

Conclusion

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder characterized by pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. There are several ways to treat this condition, including steroid injections, stretching, taping, and shockwave therapy. In this article, we will discuss how you can use an embolization procedure as an alternative treatment method for plantar fasciitis.  This treatment does not need any surgery or scar. We’re happy to help you in your journey toward relief from this uncomfortable condition. Visit our site today!

Shashank Rana

Bankers Vascular Hospital

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