Hello everyone I’m doctor Mohal Banker Interventional radiologist and today we are going to talk about heel pain.
Heel pain is common in our society. 10% population of people are suffering from heel pain. There are many reasons for heel pain of which one is Plantar fasciitis which is one of the most common reasons and 2nd is heel pain atrophy which is happened due to taking steroid injections. 3rd is stress fracture calcium. Of all of the reasons, the most common reason is Plantar fasciitis.
Let’s see what is Plantar fasciitis? Why does Plantar fasciitis happen?
As you can see this is a heel and this is the arch of the heel to maintain the arch of the foot fascia is developed. The weight of the foot is maintained by the Plantar fascia. When the foot is on the upper side the Plantar is stressed and when it is on the downside it is in relaxation mode. When people are standing or running at that time the pressure is on the Plantar fascia that’s why the people are feeling heel pain.
But the good thing is 80% of people are treated by conservity treatment and people are feeling better after that process. In this process, there are different types of Plantar fascia exercises and we give people Plantar soles to put in their shoes and patients are feeling better. Besides this, some medicines are also available and after all this process if the patient is not feeling better then we tell them about our new treatment heel pain embolization that they should go for this treatment.
What is heel pain embolization?
At the time of pain, small blood vessels grow in the heel that is known as Moya Moya blood vessels. You can see an angiography on the screen of our patient. Where the Plantar fascia is attached there is an abnormal vascular brush. This abnormal brush is the cause of the pain.
First, we do the angiography to see where the blood vessels are and once we identify we inject the embolization particles. These embolization particles are so small that they directly block the blood vessels and once these blood vessels which is also known as Moya Moya blood vessels block then the cytoplasm is stops and its surrounding stops the signal to feel the pain and because of this patients are not feeling the pain. The pain goes by 80 to 100%.
If the pain is from more than 2 years then we have to do some changes in the Plantar fascia and then the patient gets relief from the pain.
People also ask about taking steroid and PRP injections but sometimes patients are having problems due to these injections.
Let’s see the surgical treatment in this surgical treatment that is done by the cut in the heel and these all are very old methods and the outcomes are also not good. So heel pain embolization is the best treatment for Plantar fascia which is very common in our society. When the patients come for the treatment within a few hours the treatment is done and patients get back to walking without pain.
Thank you so much if you are having any questions or queries then just ask me and we will very happy to answer all your questions.
Thank you so much.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][mkd_section_title title=”What is Plantar Fasciitis?” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”uppercase” title_text_align=”center” margin_bottom=”” title_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]One of the most prevalent causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Inflammation of a thick band of tissue that extends across the bottom of your foot and links your heel bone to your toes is involved (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by sharp pain that occurs with your initial steps in the morning. The discomfort usually subsides as you get up and move, but it may reappear after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Runners are more likely to get plantar fasciitis. Overweight people, as well as those who wear shoes with inadequate support, are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5027″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”What is tendoachillitis ?” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”left” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”5029″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus). The calcaneal tendon is another name for the Achilles tendon. The gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (calf muscles) join together to form the Achilles tendon at the calf’s lower end.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”What are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”left” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]
- Pain on the bottom of the heel or in the vicinity.
- Increased pain following exercise (not during).
- The arch of the foot hurts.
- Pain that is worse in the morning or when you stand up after sitting for an extended period of time.
- A heel that has swelled.
- Pain that lasts for months.An Achilles tendon that is tense.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5037″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”What are the causes of Plantar Fasciitis?” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”left” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/5″][vc_single_image image=”5039″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/5″][vc_column_text]The most prevalent cause of plantar fasciitis is a defective foot structure. People who have difficulties with their arches, such as extremely flat or high-arched feet, are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis. Wearing nonsupportive footwear on hard, flat surfaces exerts unnatural strain on the plantar fascia, which can result in plantar fasciitis. This is especially noticeable when one’s employment necessitates long periods of standing. Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by obesity and misuse. Your plantar fascia is shaped like a bowstring and supports the arch of your foot while absorbing shock when you walk. Small tears in the fascia could occur if the pressure and stress on this bowstring become so high. Repeated straining and tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia, while the origin of plantar fasciitis in many cases is unknown.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Non-Surgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis treatment begins with first-line strategies that you can implement at home:
Exercising your flexibility.
Exercises that stretch the calf muscles help to alleviate pain and aid in rehabilitation.
Avoid wearing bare feet.
Walking barefoot puts extra strain and tension on your plantar fascia.
Applying an ice pack to your heel for 20 minutes many times each day will help lessen inflammation. Do not put ice directly to your skin; instead, place a small cloth between the ice and your heel.
Limit your activity.
Reduce long-term physical activities to give your heel a rest.
Wearing shoes with strong arch support and a slightly elevated heel relieves stress on the plantar fascia.
To relieve pain and inflammation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may be prescribed orally.
Consult your foot and ankle surgeon if you are still experiencing pain after many weeks.
Even while plantar fasciitis can develop without a clear reason, there are some variables that can raise your chances of having it. They are as follows:
Plantar fasciitis is most common in those aged 40 to 60.
Specific sorts of exercise.
Activities that put a lot of strain on your heel and surrounding tissue, such as long-distance running, ballet dancing, and aerobic dance, can all contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.
Mechanics of the foot Flat feet, a high arch, or even an atypical walking pattern can all impact how weight is distributed while standing, putting additional strain on the plantar fascia.
Excess weight puts additional strain on your plantar fascia.
Occupations that need you to be on your feet.
Factory workers, teachers, and others who spend the majority of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces are at risk of plantar fascia damage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”What is Plantar Fascia Embolization?” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”center” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Even after undergoing all nonsurgical treatments, the patient continues to experience heel discomfort. It has an impact on her quality of life. It is critical to eliminate heel pain in this case. This Japanese method, developed by Dr. Yuji Okuno, a Japanese interventional radiologist, has provided long-term relief from heel discomfort. His basic idea is that there is a chronic inflammatory process going on at the site of heel pain. So, do angiography to identify the site of persistent inflammation and embolize neoangiogenesis to prevent the release of inflammatory indicators such as cytokines. This will alleviate discomfort.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”5043″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkd_section_title title=”Conclusion” title_color=”#1e73be” title_text_transform=”” title_text_align=”” margin_bottom=”” title_size=””][vc_column_text]Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder characterized by pain and inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. There are several ways to treat this condition, including steroid injections, stretching, taping, and shockwave therapy. In this article, we will discuss how you can use an embolization procedure as an alternative treatment method for plantar fasciitis. This treatment does not need any surgery or scar. We’re happy to help you in your journey toward relief from this uncomfortable condition. Visit our site today![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]