1. Plantar Fascitis:
Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament that lies beneath the foot.
Symptoms include pain in initial few steps of walking.
Physiotherapy includes exercises and ultrasound therapy
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or Steroid Injection
If the above methods fail, the surgeon will plan for plantar fascia release either by open or keyhole method.
2. Achilles tendinitis:
Here the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg becomes irritated and inflamed.
Rest & Ice packs
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Physiotherapy includes exercises and Ultrasound therapy:
If the above methods fail then the surgeon will plan for Gastrocnemius recession.
3. Flat Foot:
A condition that results in a flattened arch with the foot pointed outward.
A common and a painless condition usually develops when the arches don’t develop during childhood. In other cases, flatfeet develops after an injury or wear and tear with age.
- Foot pain particularly in the heel or arch area.
- Pain may worsen with activity.
In most cases, this will be cured with Orthotics or Physiotherapy.
If the above methods fail, Surgery can be a very effective way to help with the pain and deformity.