Thursday, December 30, 2010

Plantar Fasciitis


Dah 2 bulan Ummi suffered kesakitan kat tapak kaki...bukan keseluruhan tapak kaki tapi dari bahagian tengah hingga ke tumit....sakit apabila dipijak..terasa seolah² macam ada lebam di kawasan tu..paling azab bila tiap kali turun katil lepas bangun pagi..paling menyakitkan

Kenapa Ummi boleh tahan sakit sampai 2 bulan ni??

Yela kan...past 2 months sangat mencabar bagi Ummi sejak Ayah kena operate haritu..maka, tumpuan hanyalah pada Ayah...sakit Ummi tu Ummi tahan je dengan harapan akan beransur hilang sendiri tapi makin lama makin sakit pulak

Camne tetiba Ummi boleh kena sakit ni?

Ummi still ingat kejadian itu...ecececeh...
Ummi & Ayah (waktu ni belum operate lagik) ke pasar malam Seri Manjung...rupanya diorang dah tukar structure pasar malam tu daripada berpusat pada satu kawasan kepada berselerak and extend punyalah jauh...maka Ummi & Ayah & kids terpaksa menjelajah jauhhhhhhhhh sangat bila nak mendapatkan barang² yang nak dibeli...all these while memang dah tau mana nak dituju tapi bila dah dirombak kedudukan stalls, huru hara jadinya...nak dijadikan cerita, Ummi pulak pakai sandal Ba.ta. yang tak selesa which is berat dan sole dia keras macam batu...1/2 way berjalan kat pasar malam tu pun kaki Ummi dah terhencot² sebab rasa tegang kat tapak kaki...masuk je dalam keta terus ngadu kat Ayah...since then, terus Ummi tak pakai dah kasut tu...tapi kesakitan tapak kaki Ummi tak hilang jugak

Baru nih mengadu lagi kat Ayah...Ayah cakap 'gout kuts?'...isk...selalu duk buat blood test level uric acid Ummi normal jek, tapi dalam hati risau le jugak kan...Ummi onkan lappy dan terus google pasal simptom sakit Ummi nih...dan berjumpa dengan istilah PLANTAR FASCIITIS ni.
Malam tadi pegi jumpa doc...dia pun cakap benda yang sama PLANTAR FASCIITIS...hemm...meh baca pasal sakit nih


Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs across the bottom of your foot — connecting your heel bone to your toes.

Plantar fasciitis causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position.

Plantar fasciitis is particularly common in runners. People who are overweight, women who are pregnant and those who wear shoes with inadequate support are at a higher risk of plantar fasciitis.

In most cases, the pain associated with plantar fasciitis:

  • Develops gradually
  • Affects just one foot, although it can occur in both feet simultaneously
  • Is worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it also can be triggered by long periods of standing or getting up from a seated position
  • Feels like a sharp pain in the heel of your foot
Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch in your foot. But, if tension on that bowstring becomes too great, it can create small tears in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing can cause the fascia to become irritated or inflamed.

Factors that may increase your risk of developing plantar fasciitis include:

  • Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.
  • Sex. Women are more likely than men to develop plantar fasciitis.
  • Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and dance aerobics — can contribute to an earlier onset of plantar fasciitis.
  • Faulty foot mechanics. Being flat-footed, having a high arch or even having an abnormal pattern of walking can adversely affect the way weight is distributed when you're standing, putting added stress on the plantar fascia.
  • Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.
  • Occupations that keep you on your feet. People with occupations that require a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces — such as factory workers, teachers and waitresses — can damage their plantar fascia.
  • Improper shoes. Shoes that are thin soled, loose, or lack arch support or the ability to absorb shock don't protect your feet. If you regularly wear shoes with high heels, your Achilles tendon — which is attached to your heel — can contract and shorten, causing strain on the tissue around your heel.

About 90 percent of the people who have plantar fasciitis recover with conservative treatments in just a few months.(lamanyaaaa....!camne Ummi nak mula mengajar bulan depan nih?)

Medications

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve), may ease pain and inflammation, although they won't treat the underlying problem.
  • Corticosteroids. This type of medication may be delivered through a process called iontophoresis, in which a corticosteroid solution is applied to the skin over the painful area and the medication is absorbed with the aid of a nonpainful electric current. Another delivery method is injection. Multiple injections aren't recommended because they can weaken your plantar fascia and possibly cause it to rupture, as well as shrink the fat pad covering your heel bone. Ultrasound guidance is sometimes used for more accurate placement of the corticosteroid injection.

Therapies

  • Physical therapy. A physical therapist can instruct you in a series of exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles, which stabilize your ankle and heel. A therapist may also teach you to apply athletic taping to support the bottom of your foot.
  • Night splints. Your doctor may recommend wearing a splint fitted to your calf and foot while you sleep. This holds the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon in a lengthened position overnight so that they can be stretched more effectively.
  • Orthotics. Your doctor may prescribe off-the-shelf or custom-fitted arch supports (orthotics) to help distribute pressure to your feet more evenly.

Surgical or other procedures

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy. In this procedure, sound waves are directed at the area of heel pain to stimulate healing. It's usually used for chronic plantar fasciitis that hasn't responded to more-conservative treatments. This procedure may cause bruises, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling, and has not been shown to be consistently effective.
  • Surgery. Only a small percentage of people need surgery to detach the plantar fascia from the heel bone. It's generally an option only when the pain is severe and all else fails. Side effects include a weakening of the arch in your foot.







4 comments:

  1. so doktor ade bagi makan ubat apa2 ker?

    ke kena g terapi.. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. bib,

    skrg doc kasi ubat makan dulu...tgk result camne dlm 2-3 hari ni

    ReplyDelete

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