Plantar fasciitis is diagnosed by a healthcare provider who listens carefully to your description of symptoms. During an exam of your feet, your healthcare provider will have to press on the bottom of your feet -- the area most likely to be painful in plantar fasciitis. Because the pain of plantar fasciitis has unique characteristics -- pain upon rising, improvement after walking for several minutes, pain produced by pressure applied in a specific location on your foot but not with pressure in other areas -- your healthcare provider will probably feel comfortable making the diagnosis based on your symptoms and a physical exam. Your healthcare provider may suggest that you have an X-ray of your foot to verify that there is no stress fracture causing your pain.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

It is important to seek a healthcare provider if you have any of these following symptoms:

  • Pain in the foot.
  • Pain increases as the day goes on.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Some causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Having flat feet.
  • Having a high arch in the foot.
  • Being overweight.
  • Bad quality shoes.
  • Having tight achilles tendon or calf muscles.

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:

  • Rest.
  • Ice therapy.
  • Heat therapy.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Massage therapy.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Stretch the muscles of the foot and calf.
  • Change to a better fitting shoe.
  • Chiropractic rehabilitation.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Some preventative measures include:

  • Keep your weight under reasonable control.
  • Wear comfortable, supportive shoes.
  • Use care when starting or intensifying exercise programs.

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