Many people feel pain in their heel when the walk for too long and some people start feeling pain when they walk a little bit too depends on the age of the person. There can be many reasons for heel pains. It can be because of wearing uncomfortable shoes or high heels and it can be because of walking on uneven grounds. All these reasons leave a temporary pain in the heels and the cure is some rest. However, there are also people who complain about constant pain in their heels. The pain does not go away even after the rest and they do not know the real reason behind it. This pain can be because of Plantar Fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition, which causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of the tissue, which connects the heel with the ball of the foot and it, also provide the arch to the heel. A small tear or inflammation in this part of the foot can cause heel pain. The reason of the tear and inflammation can be weight lifting too much and for too long and all other activities which can put a strain on the plantar fascia. Some people also start getting these pains because of heel spurs, a bony growth that forms on the heel bone. There is a very small chance of people with heel spur feeling pain because of it. Sometimes people do not feel about it at all.
This problem can occur in all ages and to all groups of people but it happens mostly to people over the age of 40s. People who are involved in sports can also have this problem. It can happen to markets, waiters, cashiers and such people who spend a lot of time on feet.
Signs and Symptoms
There are so many symptoms of this problem but the most common one that the pain starts when a person increase this activity where he needs to use his foot a lot. The patient will feel a stabbing pain on the underside of your heel, and a sensation of tightness and/or tenderness along your arch. This problem occurs suddenly in the morning when a person but his feet on the floor after waking up in the morning. It also happens when the person stands constantly at one place for too long. The person also feel this pain when he feels carry too much weight. Climbing on the stairs can also cause this pain. When walking barefoot or in shoes with poor support.
Diagnose and treatments
As mentioned before there are different tests to diagnose this problem. The doctor will start with medical history and find out if there has been an accident in the past or not. Sharing information about the relationship of your symptoms to your work and recreation, and reporting any lifestyle changes, will help the physical therapist diagnose your condition and tailor a treatment program to your specific needs. Many people choose plantar fasciitis physical therapy as a treatment of this pain.