Causes & Symptoms
Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the plantar fascia ligament. This strain is more likely to occur in middle-aged people and young athletes. People who work on their feet for long hours are more likely to incur this condition, as are people who:
Have flat feet
Have high arches
Have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
Have unusually tight Achilles tendons
Have unusually tight calf muscles
Walk with excessive pronation (rolling the foot inward when walking)
Wear shoes that don’t fit well
Symptoms include inflammation pain upon standing or when walking. This pain may be more pronounced upon first waking up in the morning or when moving after sitting still for a long time. Pain may worsen as the day goes on, or it may be worst after climbing stairs or after standing for long periods.
How Is this Condition Treated with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?
Platelet rich plasma injections, rather than countering the inflammation reaction, exaggerate it. By heightening the inflammation response occurring the foot, PRP tries to provoke the body’s own immune system to begin healing the inflammation.