OrthoHeal,7 June 2019 

By Dr. Heena Prajapati


Plantar Fasciitis also known as heel pain. People who suffers from this condition feels pain in their heels while in early morning due to long working hours in standing position. But they are unaware of this foot condition. Plantar means back of foot or sole of foot, Fasciitis means inflammation of muscle. Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of muscle at sole area of foot.
Muscles at foot are designed to absorb high amount of pressure, strain at the time when we place feet on ground. This all muscles are connected to heel bone called “Ligament“.
Side view of plantar-fascia ligament
Side view of Plantar-Fascia ligament 
cross section view of plantar-fascia ligament
Cross section view of Plantar-Fascia ligament 


Sometimes excessive pressure and repetitive strain injury occurs in the ligament at the time of  running or walking and landing after the jump, due to too much pressure it will damages or tears(cut) the tissues. If you are overweight or obese there  are greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis. It’s also slightly more common in women than men. Women who are pregnant usually experience this pain during late pregnancy. A very active job that involves being on your feet for long period or some restaurant servent people suffer this pain.

To relief from this pain consult registered Podiatrist or Orthotist. During the consultation, Orthotist will define type of pain you have suffering like severe or mild, since when you suffering from the pain, at which time pain is at pick level. After assessment they will suggest some medicine, also give some orthosis for relief related to foot which you can use during your daily work.