What Specialist Treats Plantar Fasciitis ?

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that occurs in the plantar fascia as a result of an overload of the plantar aponeurosis, the tissue that connects the heel to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. This condition is usually presented by people between the ages of 40 and 60. years.

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis result in the inability to perform activities of daily living since the lesion that occurs in this area has as its main characteristic a pain that is quite recurrent in the mornings, since this occurs when giving the first steps of the day, and after a while it disappears; but it can appear again when doing activities that involve standing for a long time, or sitting for long periods and then getting up.

The severity of plantar fasciitis is quite serious, the main thing is to treat it when the symptoms begin to appear, since the faster it is treated, the less likely there will be a tear in the plantar fascia, and increase the appearance of a spur . calcaneus , the longer it takes to treat plantar fasciitis , the pain will gradually increase and the recovery procedure will take longer.

Plantar fasciitis does have a cure, however, the time to recover will depend on the severity of this condition in the person, we must be aware that there is no quick treatment for this injury, everything will depend on continuing at the foot of the letter the recommendations of the expert.

Who can I go to treat plantar fasciitis?

At the Footlab Mediprax foot evaluation clinic in Puebla we have specialists in orthotics and physiotherapy, who are in charge of evaluating and analyzing the type of treatment through plantar orthoses, also known as custom-made orthopedic insoles for the alternative treatment of this pathology accompanied by exercises.

Custom-made orthopedic insoles  are an alternative treatment since they eliminate plantar pressure , helping to place special modifications that alleviate discomfort and prevent other pathologies from arising.

Before prescribing custom-made orthopedic insoles , our physiotherapists perform a gait study called a baropodometric study , which consists of evaluating different phases of gait with updated technology to identify plantar pressures and correctly prescribe the appropriate insoles to correct plantar fasciitis.

Orthopedic insoles not only help correct plantar fasciitis, they also help with other pathologies.

In the case of plantar fasciitis , we recommend the placement of a heel cup for the correct distribution of body weight, accompanied by a metatarsal bar with a retrocapital button made of a comfortable and durable material. In some cases, when presenting fibrosis in the plantar fascia , a heel cup with a hole is placed where you can release the pressure that occurs due to fibrosis.


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