In this blog I am going to write about plantar fasciitis which is also called policeman’s heel. It is a condition in which the heel of your foot becomes painful. It is usually seen in 40-50 years of age.
Plantar fasciitis starts without any history of trauma. The first step in the morning is most painful for most of the patients. The pain increases on walking with the barefoot and usually decreases with the passage of the day but can increase on long-standing or any such activities. The Exact Reason why this happens is not known but it is caused by the inflammation of the tissue of the heel where it attaches to the bone, it is usually self-limiting and improves after 3-6 months and most people will get better on their own. The treatment includes appropriate footwear, physiotherapy, stretching exercises and pain relievers. Some people may need a steroid injection into the painful tissue while some may need an arthroscopic surgery. Usually, X-ray might show the bony spur. But in most the patients it is not the cause of pain in plantar fasciitis.