Plantar aponeurosis: predisposing factors, diagnosis and complications
Plantar aponeurosis – odd name to inflammation of the tendon that connects the heel bone and all five toes. In fact, it's the medical name of the illness that people often call "heel", accompanied by severe morning heel pain, subsiding in the evening.
Often such diagnosis is runners or fans of long walks in the Park, while even sedentary lifestyle not able to prevent the risk of inflammatory process.
Inflammation of the plantar fascia is the result of deliberately ignored or not noticed in time stretching of the ligaments that support the arch of the foot.
It often happens that such pathological condition is the result of slepusi actions:
- High (nature) arch, or habit to draw it inward while walking;
- Addiction to a very long pedestrian promenade;
- Jogging on a professional level;
- Excess weight and wearing uncomfortable (inappropriate) shoes.
There are also risk factors such as birth short (or surgically shortened) Achilles tendon that is too high will tone calf muscles and old age.
It is worth noting that this diagnosis is put just women, because it is inherent in most men to do aerobics, sports dance, practice with steamy, to learn ballet etc.
Even tendinosis or inflammation of the plantar fascia is considered a professional illness of teachers, trade workers, production workers and other people whose work is connected with permanent or long standing up.
How is the disease?
The symptoms of the pathology is extremely difficult to ignore, and diagnosed it easily and quickly. The main symptom is severe pain in the heel, often extending to the entire foot. As standard, the tendons become inflamed in only one limb, but if a problem is detected on both legs, the person will long-term treatment if non-surgical intervention.
The beginning of the disease is marked by painful sensations in the morning occurring in the heel area, worse during running, prolonged walking, prolonged stay in one position or standing on his feet.
In the normal state, the tendon is obliged to keep the arch of the foot in an anatomically correct position, and during movement or running to perform the role of a shock absorber. If the aponeurosis is experiencing more stress than it can withstand, it formed microscopic tears, which the man has no idea, and they could not diagnose even with the help of ultrasound. Numerous microtrauma and cause the beginning of the inflammatory process.
Because the initial symptoms are not greatly disturb the patient, then the treatment of plantar fascia usually begins when pathology flows in the acute stage.
If that happened, then even the most modern and expensive medicine can get rid of chronic and obsessive pain in the foot.
Well, if therapy plantar nerve is completely absent, then you can prepare for different kinds of problems with my back, hips and knee joints.
How does the test work?
To diagnose tendinosis is necessary in order to establish its causes, and this is done using x-rays, CT or MRI. The fact that the symptoms of the Achilles tendon are often confused with symptoms of a pinched nerve, cracked the calcaneus and the plantar aponeurosis.
In the process of diagnosing the pathology of passing the degree of adequacy of the reflexes of the foot and their presence in General, the strength and tone of muscle tissue, to verify coordination and sense of equilibrium, sensitivity of foot and other parameters that define a full-fledged movement. All this is necessary in order to assign the most effective treatment.
If a person is prescribe appropriate medication and rules of behavior during treatment, the inflammation of the Achilles tendon healing in a few months. Basic drugs to help get rid of pathology is anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids. Their contribution makes the wearing orthopedic shoes and appropriate physiotherapy.
For the period of treatment is recommended to abandon sports, running, long walks boardwalks and make every attempt to reduce the load on the foot. If all the specified measures do not give due effect, appointed by surgery, during which removes the inflamed area of the tendon.
Treatment of inflammation of the plantar aponeurosis can not be carried out exclusively folk remedies, because positive changes will come soon, while likely to start the disease increases significantly.
The most effective (again, judging by the reviews) recipes for home therapy folk herbal remedies are as follows:
- You need to pass through the press as much garlic as you need to cover the entire heel. Is applied on top of a solid piece of fat, all insulated film leg dress wool socks, and removed all it's only 12 hours;
- Take a handful of fresh potato peel, and the same number of seeds of flax, to pour a glass of water and simmer on a slow fire to a state of jelly. The composition is applied to the entire foot, the latter is insulated as in the first paragraph, and wash away the makeshift jelly can in half an hour.
Remember, the fascia is not a disease that can be neglected for a long time. Despite the seeming harmlessness and ability to endure pain, it can cause partial or complete immobilization of the lower extremities.
Health to you and good health!