We have seen a patient 27 years old patient with the complaints of pain in the foot for 8 weeks. The patient had no injury and started to hurt to walk. The patient was examined by Dr. Jain and had blood tests and x-rays were ordered. All the tests were normal. Patient was diagnosed as having plantar fasciitis. The patient was treated with diclofenac and heel gel pad. The patient also was advised to do the foot massage.
plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.