An inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Very common More than 10 million cases per year (India) Usually self-treatable Usually self-diagnosable Lab tests or imaging rarely required Medium-term: resolves within months The inflamed tissue runs across the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include stabbing pain near the heel. Pain might be worse in the morning and with prolonged standing, running or jumping. Treatments include physiotherapy, stretching exercises, shoe inserts, pain relievers, steroid injections and surgery.

 

Ages affected : Usually 30-55 years

 

People may experience:

Pain areas: in the foot or heel

 

Pain types: can be sharp Also common: limping, sensation of pins and needles, or tenderness Consult a doctor for medical advice

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