Plantar Fasciitis – Treatment Objectives
Who is at Risk?
People who spend a lot of time on their feet, as well as certain athletes, are at risk for developing plantar fasciitis. Genetics play a role as well, because those with high arches or flat feet are more at risk. Also, women are twice as likely to develop it than men. Fortunately, treatment is available.
When treating plantar fasciitis, the main objectives are to:
- Relieve inflammation
- Allow tears to heal
- Correct any foot problems that may contribute to (such as over-pronation)
- Relieve pain
As with many medical conditions, the earlier you seek treatment, the better chance for full recovery. If you have plantar fasciitis or experience any of the common symptoms, it’s best to consult with a foot specialist right away. You and your doctor can develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs.