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- What have I done?
- What should I expect?
- What should I do?
- What should I not do?
- Will I be followed up?
- What if I have concerns/questions?
What have I done?
- You have developed plantar fasciitis - a common condition caused by inflammation around the heel of the foot, and usually does not require surgery
- This is often caused by increased activity, being overweight, or tightness in the calf muscles
What should I expect?
- Pain is the most common symptom and is often worse when first getting out of bed or at the end of the day following prolonged standing
- It is common to develop symptoms in the other foot
What should I do?
- First line treatment for this condition includes simple pain relief (e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen) and stretching your calf muscles
- You should consider booking in to see a physiotherapist as they can help with stretching and exercises, and they may also suggest you look into orthotic soles for your shoes
- Keep walking - exercise is good for you! You should, however, avoid high impact activity such as running
What should I not do?
- There are no specific limitations on what you can and cannot do
Will I be followed up?
- No. Most of these injuries settle with time and pain relief, and do not require you to return to hospital
What if I have concerns/questions?
- If your injury is not settling or you have other concerns, you should see your GP or physio first - take your ACC form/number with you