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Reports show that plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people per year. There are many cases that can be treated at home, but if you are one of the unfortunate ones who cannot heal it at home, look no further. Many people are unaware of the lengthy and complex nature of the recovery from plantar fasciitis. So, in this article, we’ll talk about the causes and a variety of potential causes why it might not be healing. 

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

One of the most frequent causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. It involves swelling of the thick tissue band connecting the heel bone to the toes on the bottom of each foot. With your first steps in the morning, plantar fasciitis commonly results in a stabbing pain in the foot. Over the course of the day, the pain lessens the more you move. However, it might come back when you first stand up after sitting or after prolonged standing.

What are the Causes?

There are a range of things that cause plantar fasciitis, such as:

  • An increase in activity level
  • The structure or shape of the foot
  • The surface on which you are standing, walking, or running.
  • The type of shoes you are wearing.
  • The weight you carry. 

Why is it Not Healing?

Plantar fasciitis should heal in six months with the right care. Although many people think this is a long time, it is not bad considering it is a very complex condition. Furthermore, it may take longer to recover completely the more the plantar fascia is damaged, as this causes more inflammation. Looking beyond the foot when treating your condition is vital. If your lifestyle habits are putting stress and pressure on your feet, you may have to consider changing parts of your routine.

 As well, research shows that 90% of plantar fasciitis cases go away with at-home treatment such as stretching, icing, and rest. However, if you are part of the 10% – it is important to see a podiatrist to make sure it is not something more serious.

Risk Factors

Although it can occur without a known cause, there are many factors that can increase getting the condition. These include:

  • Age – Plantar fasciitis is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60.
  • Certain types of exercise – Exercises that place a lot of pressure on your heel are more likely to contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. 
  • Obesity – Excess amount of weight puts extra stress on your feet. 
  • Constantly Being On Your Feet – If you are in an occupation that requires you being on your feet constantly, you are more prone to the condition. 

How Can Doncaster Foot Clinic Help You?

At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we are able to provide you  with the most clinically proven laser and shockwave treatments to help you get back on your feet more comfortably and provide you expert advice regarding plantar fasciitis. You can reach us by email or by calling 01302 342 971. We aim to help you find the right podiatrist for you.To stay up to speed with our clinical updates and specials, follow us on Facebook.

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Plantar Fasciitis Not Healing? Here’s Why