Intense Pain in the Soles of the Feet and Fibromyalgia. Is there a solution?

The plantar fascia is the thick tissue on the sole of the foot.

This tissue connects the calcaneus to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. When this tissue becomes inflamed or swollen, it is called plantar fasciitis. Inflammation occurs when the thick band of tissue on the sole of the foot (fascia) is stretched or stretched. overload too much. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.

You are more likely to get plantar fasciitis if:

• You have problems with the arch of your foot (both flat foot and high plantar arch) • You run long distances, downhill or on uneven surfaces • You are obese or gain weight suddenly • You have the Achilles tendon (the tendon (connecting calf muscles to heel) tight • Wear shoes with poor arch support or soft soles • Change activities.

Plantar fasciitis is seen in both men and women. This is one of the most common orthopedic ailments of the foot. Plantar fasciitis was often thought to be caused by a heel spur. However, research has found that This is not the case. On X-rays, heel spurs are seen in people with and without plantar fasciitis. Symptoms • The most common symptom is pain and stiffness in the lower part of the heel. • The pain there may be dull or dull. acute.

• The sole of the foot may also be sore or burning
Pain is usually worse: • In the morning when you take your first steps • After standing or sitting for a while • When climbing stairs • After strenuous activity • When walking, running or jumping when playing sports. Pain can come on slowly over time or come on suddenly after strenuous activity.

Tests and exams

The doctor will perform a physical exam. This may show: • Pain in the bottom of the foot • Pain along the bottom of the foot • Flat feet or high arches • Mild swelling or redness in the foot • Stiffness or tension in the arch of the bottom of the foot X-rays may be taken to rule out other problems.

Treatment Your doctor usually recommends these steps first: • Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, to reduce pain and inflammation. Heel and foot stretching exercises. • Wear night splints while sleeping to stretch the foot. • Rest as much as possible for at least a week. • Wear shoes with good support and cushioning. You can also apply ice to the foot. pain area. Do this at least twice a day for 10 to 15
minutes, most often in the first two days.

If these treatments do not work, the specialist may recommend: • The use of a boot as a splint, which looks like a ski boot, for 3 to 6 weeks. May be removed for bathing • Custom (orthopedic) shoe inserts • Steroid injections or injections into the heel. Sometimes foot surgery is needed.
Expectations (prognosis) Nonsurgical treatments almost always improve pain. Treatment can last from several months to 2 years before symptoms improve. Most people feel better in 6 to 18 months. Some people need surgery. to alleviate the pain..

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