What do you know about plantar fasciitis? Not many people know this disease if you refer it by the Latin name and if you refer this disease by its medical term or simple explanation, you probably can relate to this disease. Now, plantar fasciitis is having two different medical terms – the plantar fasciopathy and the jogger’s heel; and the simple non-medical explanation for this disease is painful disorder which commonly felt on the heel and the underside of the foot. Why referred as painful disorder? The disorder here refers to the insertion of the site of the ligament on the bone and the most common symptoms for this internal foot disease are scarring, inflammation, or even structural breakdown on the foot’s plantar fascia. Are there any reasons why someone suffers this unique disease on their foot? According to online medical journals, there are so many reasons why someone is suffering this disease and one of them is the overuse injury on the plantar fascia which increases in exercise, weight, or age.
Before the new scientific studies emerged, the plantar fasciitis is used to be recognized as part of an inflammatory process. Thanks to the new scientific studies, it demonstrated there have been structural changes which more consistent and related to a degenerative process. This new scientific study result changes the way academic communities to rename the aforementioned condition as plantar fasciosis. You probably curious on how to cure plantar fasciitis and there are three types of treatments that available to cure the aforementioned disease: the non-surgical treatment, the surgery treatment, and the novel treatments. It is not your right to determine which treatment method that appropriate for you because you need the help from professional and expert medical practitioners who can provide diagnose and suggest the proper medical treatments for you. Let’s see what those treatments can do to cure the plantar fasciitis, shall we?
According to medical notes, around 90% of plantar fasciitis cases are able to be treated without involving any surgery. By using the ESWT which also known as Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, the patients who suffer plantar fasciitis are getting an effective treatment for at least three months and a medical evidence from meta-analyses showed that the pain has reduced lasts up to one year after using this procedure. Now, how about the surgery treatment to cure the plantar fasciitis disease? What you should know is the fact that many medical practitioners do not recommend this type of treatment due to the minimal invasive and endoscopic approaches to plantar fasciotomy and it requires a specialist who able to operate the equipment for the surgery process and that is why the availability of these surgical techniques is very limited. The last but not least treatment for plantar fasciitis is the novel treatment where patients will be injected with a Botulinum Toxic A and it has been referred as one of the most effective methods in treating plantar fasciitis heel pain. There is no medical proof on this novel treatment, because recent studies failed to demonstrate the botulinum toxin A’s did not offer effective treatment than corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis.