Plantar Fasciitis

plantar fasciitis treatment in Dubai

What is Plantar fasciitis ?

plantar fasciitis treatment in Dubai

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your bones becomes irritated and inflamed.

The plantar fascia tightens when you rest, which is the reason why you feel pain after sleeping or sitting for some time. If you are seeking plantar fasciitis treatment in Dubai, meet our expert Dr KP Meda, who can help alleviate plantar fasciitis symptoms.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is designed to absorb high stresses and strains. But sometimes, too much pressure damages the tissue and causes heel pain.

The common causes are

Overuse, as in long-distance runners and walkers. Spending long hours standing or walking on hard surfaces.

People who have flat feet, high arches, and tight muscles in their calves and heels can give extra stress on their plantar fascia.

Shoes that do not fit properly or provide enough cushion and support can cause pain in the heel. Dr K P Meda mostly recommends wearing customised shoes as a first-line heel pain treatment in Dubai.

Also Read- Understanding the Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis

How do the patients present?

Pain in the bottom of the heel is the most common symptom. Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning or after a long period of rest, such as a long car ride. The pain subsides after a few minutes of walking. Greater pain is noted.


How does the doctor confirm plantar fasciitis?

Dr KP Meda takes the history of illness and examines your foot and ankle. They might take an x-ray to rule out other causes of heel pain, like tendonitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or heel spurs. Although many people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs, spurs are not the cause of the pain. A good percentage of people have heel spurs without pain. 

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

It is considered a self-limiting condition. Most plantar fasciitis pain will be resolved with simple methods if diagnosed early and treated.

  • Supportive shoes and heel pads: Good shoes with extra cushioning in the heel are very helpful. Off-the-counter devices like heel cups and heel lifts should be used for pain. Avoid walking on hard floors with bare feet. Avoid shoes with little padding.
  • Custom-made orthotics: These cushion the heel and correct your foot position will help.
  • Exercises: Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by the tightening of the calf and foot muscles. Taking time to stretch your heel cord and the arch of the foot is the most effective way to relieve pain. These exercises need to be continued even after the pain has subsided to prevent a recurrence.
  • Extracorporeal shockwave treatment: The special machine that sends special waves can be used locally. This is typically given once a week for  5 sessions. The evidence shows the condition gets better in 6 weeks in 70% of the people.
  • Steroid (Cortisone) injection: If the above simple steps do not relieve pain, your doctor may suggest a corticosteroid injection.
  • A local anaesthetic injection is given along with the steroid injection. The response to the injection is excellent in 90-95% of the patients.

The plantar fasciitis treatment in Dubai usually resolves with conservative treatments. Still, pain management can be tough for many patients. If you, too, are having pain in your heels, or looking for heel pain treatment in Dubai, meet a foot and ankle specialist in the region, Dr K P Meda.


Also Read- Exercises you need to avoid if you have Plantar Fasciitis

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