Plantar fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that lies on the inside of the foot, connecting the heel bone and each of the toes.

It is usually a sharp pain at the beginning of the activity, and it becomes dull (slight intensity, but constant) and continuous as the light activity develops. One of the feet is usually more affected.


Often there is no clear apparent cause or triggering event. It can be caused by acute injury such as a direct impact on the sole of the foot, or as a consequence of repeated micro impacts, such as pressure or repeated activities (work, sport, …).


How is fasciitis treated?

The use of imaging tests may be performed to rule out other causes such as nerve injuries or fractures.

For this purpose, at Clínica Sohail we carry out a global assessment beforehandWe perform a thorough and complete examination of the musculoskeletal and nervous system, and depending on the results, we assess which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the readaptation team will carry out an intervention through therapeutic exercise

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

The Hyperbaric Chamber can be a great ally in the recovery, thanks to the oxygenation that occurs in the tissues that is produced in the tissues, reduces the recovery times of breaks, wounds, muscle injuries and bone fractures.

The physiotherapeutic treatment for plantar fasciitis consists of taking measures to reduce the symptomatology and modify the origin, relieve muscle tension and possible inflammation of the fascia.

Re-education of biomechanics and counseling the patient on correcting possible habits that trigger fasciitis are essential.

If conservative treatment is not effective, the use of invasive measures such as infiltrations may be advised. infiltrations.

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