Will Plantar Fasciitis Come Back?
Plantar fasciitis is caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot. This condition is likely to come back if it wasn't treated effectively and the underlying causes of the condition still exist.
For some people plantar fasciitis is a one-time event. For example, if you wore a pair of running shoes that were worn out while running more mileage then you ever ran before and you had no other underlying causes, you may only have one bout of the condition. However, if instead you encountered the same situation but had flat feet and/or tight calf muscles you would be more likely to get another bout of the condition since both of these factors are underlying causes.
A lot also depends on how successfully the underlying causes were treated. If you have abnormal foot mechanics (could be flat feet or even high arches) and you wear custom orthotics consistently you'd be less likely to experience more pain in the future. Similarly if you have tight calf muscles you would also need to be consistent in applying a stretching regimen to keep your calves loose so that they don't unduly pull on the plantar fascia.
To learn more about the causes of plantar fasciitis and how it's treated visit the Heel Pain Center of the Northwest.
If you're experiencing heel pain, call our office today at 206-368-7000 or request an appointment online.