14 Dec Dangers of Untreated Plantar Fasciitis
You may have heard of Plantar Fasciitis. But did you know that most cases of plantar fasciitis can be successfully treated with conservative, non-invasive treatments, if treated early?
However, if this foot condition is left untreated, not only will healing take longer butit can also lead to several complications.
Here are some of the biggest dangers of leaving plantar fasciitis untreated.
With time, small tears in the fascia may develop as a result of inflammation and stress to the plantar fascia can result in. This will increase pain and if left unaddressed, these tears might make the plantar fascia more vulnerable to rupture.
Leaving plantar fasciitis unaddressed and continuing activities that stress the plantar fascia, may lead to a plantar rupture. These activities include jogging, and standing for long periods of time and even wearing poorly-fitting footwear.
Common symptoms of plantar ruptures include –
- A loud popping sound
- Severe pain
- Bruising and swelling
- Pain on weight bearing
Heel spurs are a common consequence of untreated plantar fasciitis. To protect the arch of your foot and control any damage, the body deploys an army of cells at the problem site, which results in calcium deposits. With time, these deposits can start digging into the fatty pad of the heel, causing intense pain.