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TREATMENT / Plantar fasciitis

Treatments in Madrid for Plantar fasciitis

It is one of the most common foot pathologies. The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament that lies directly under the skin at the base of the foot. This ligament connects the heel to the front of your foot, providing support and forming part of the arch of your foot.

We can divide it into 3 types:

  • Compressive fasciitis: It appears as a consequence of small repetitive impacts in the area of the calcaneus at the level of its insertion.
  • Tensile fasciitis: Caused by tensile stress in the fascia, maintained over time that causes inflammation, it begins to hurt especially first thing in the morning.
  • Mixed fasciitis: the most common of all since most fasciopathies present with a % of compressive and tensile fasciitis.

There are various treatments for this ailment, whether through plantar orthoses, strengthening exercises, bandages, changing footwear, infiltrations, even surgical intervention in chronic and more severe cases. But to get it right and have results, we must first obtain a good diagnosis and a good examination since each patient must be treated with respect to their characteristics, lifestyle habits and physiognomy.