O que é Fascite Plantar? (fascite da planta do pé)
The Plantar Fascia are the strong tendinous fibres in the bottom of your foot. When these fibres become inflamed, it is called Plantar Fasciitis.
Quais os sintomas de Fascite Plantar?
Poor posture, especially FHP (Forward Head Carriage) causes constant muscular stress and tension in the jaw muscles and neck. This can lead to misalignments of the hinge like joint that connects the jaw bone to your skull which can lead to early degeneration of the cartilage of those joints. Other causes are malformation of the jaw as well as grinding of the teeth (bruxism).
Qual é a causa de Fascite Plantar?
There are several causes, and some occur in combinations. One common cause is simply too much weight or obesity where the feet can’t handle the pressure and weight. The bones of the feet may also be misaligned, causing the “arch” in the inside of your foot to collapse, known as “flat foot”. If this happens, there is too much stretch on the plantar fascia, tendons and muscles, resulting in inflammation in the area as described above.
Many sports activities that require running and jumping can also cause stress to the fascia.
Como nós tratamos de Fascite Plantar
We first make sure all the bones of the feet are properly aligned and functioning correctly. We then treat the fascia to restore the proper function and movement. Your muscles and tendons need to flow smoothly over each other, if not, there is pain caused by adhesions. We strongly recommend patients use proper orthotics for their feet to make sure the three arches of your foot (Medial, Anterior and Lateral) are supported correctly. To help alleviate the and swelling, ice can be used for 15-20 minutes, 2-3 times per day. Rolling your foot over a frozen bottle of water is a good way to anesthetise the area and brake up the fascia. Rolling your foot over a golf ball is another simple way to relieve the pain.