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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Singapore - The Condition

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment & Symptoms 

If  you have pain and stiffness on the bottom of your heel when you walk, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. The pain is usually worst in the morning, starting right after getting off the bed and becomes a nagging pain throughout the whole day.  Some people may have some heel spurs or suffer no symptoms at all.  Patients who have this condition are advised to seek plantar fasciitis treatment as soon as possible to avoid increasing pain and daily inconvenience.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. It means the inflammation of the plantar fascia (“itis” means inflammation in Latin). The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that connects heel bone to toes. It supports the arch of foot and helps you walk.

Plantar Fasciitis Assessment

At HC Orthopaedic Surgery, we will take a thorough history, radiological investigations and physical examination to exclude other causes of heel pain such as stress fractures, referred pain or nerve entrapments, before recommending a suitable treatment method for Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Methods

Depending on the severity, plantar fasciitis treatment in Singapore is individualized and can be divided into:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Option 1: Non-operative
    1. Protective insoles, anti-inflammatory drugs, stretching exercises
    2. Anti-inflammatory medication injection (H&L)
    3. Platelet Rich Plasma injection (PRP)
    4. ESWT (Extra-corporal shock wave therapy)
  1. Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Option 2: Surgery
    1. Radiofrequency ablation
    2. Excision
shockwave therapy

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