Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis in brief

Plantar Fasciitis is usually identified by intense sharp heel pain with the first couple of steps in the morning or after other long periods without weight-bearing. Such Pain is experienced primarily on surface of the foot at the heel and in some cases, a limp may be present.

Assessment and Examination

At the time of your video consultation your physiotherapist shall understand your pain history, lifestyle and ask related questions. Close attention to history is critical in planning a treatment program. You may be asked to perform certain movements on video and report the outcomes. After the assessment and examination, the doctor shall prepare a treatment program for you.

In case your condition is severe, we would advise you to visit a physiotherapist or a physician/ orthopedic in person.

Treatment Program

The treatment program for you shall be personalised based on your history, symptoms and examination. The goals of the treatment are relieving inflammation and reducing heel pain, healing of plantar fascia ligament and improving strength and flexibility so that the treatment is sustainable. Usually the treatment program would involve rest, icing and prescriptive exercises to deliver the desired goals.

You shall receive an online exercise prescription which shall be followed by an online video demonstration by your doctor. Some of your exercise sessions shall be supervised by your doctor to ensure that you have understood the exercises well and are doing them with correct form.

Follow up and Recovery

Your doctor will continue the follow up with you through emails and video calls till you recover completely. You would have regular assessment of your progress and the treatment program shall be revised as required.