Sore heel? 'Why are you limping? Only yesterday a man walked '-' I do not know. Spur on the heel, is that it is growing. " A typical dialogue around suddenly appeared at the foot pain that prevents its use in full, deprived of their liberty movement. On x-ray of the foot is sometimes clearly visible growths of bone at the calcaneus (the same spur in the heel). But the pain in his foot is not only connected with it. It may cause ligaments of the foot, called the plantar fascia (hence the name of disease – 'fasciitis'). The plantar fascia is like a bowstring connects the heel bone to the toes and the bases involved in the formation of the foot.
Her responsibilities include and redistribution of loads during walking. Some experts unite heel spurs and plantar fasciitis in one disease, assuming that the heel spur – is the result of calcification of the plantar fascia piece. Pain at plantar fasciitis is particularly strong in the morning, when the first steps. Interestingly, in most cases it disappears by itself, without any effort on the part of her tormented man. But even with the disappearance of pain, full restore the plantar fascia is not happening. The disease progresses slowly and 'progress', this largely depends on the frequency and intensity of traumatic overload. There are many approaches to treatment plantar fasciitis: rest, stretching smooth ligaments of the foot and ankle, strengthening the arch of the foot, changing footwear, arch support (including orthopedic devices), superimposition of a special bus for the night; anti-inflammatory drugs, surgical intervention (in a very advanced cases).