Sign and symptoms:
Plantar nerve neuritis can be debilitating affecting daily activities. Pain can be gradually increasing overtime. The irritation or entrapment of the nerves can results in constant pain that radiate to the lower part of the heel and ankle. This symptom worsens with forceful or continuous activity, where adding pressure to the foot either by walking or sitting, just standing is often difficult. If it is left untreated, the continuous irritation will make the nerve inflamed resulting to symptoms such as numbness, tingling or buzzing sensation, pins and needles, burning and cramping.
The most common cause of plantar nerve neuritis is a repetitive irritation or impingement of the nerves from abnormal movement (the musculoskeletal) around the ankle area. Although, the nerves can also easily be damaged when any other part of the foot suffers an injury or trauma. In some cases, where there is a microtear in the plantar fascia, the inflamed and thickened fascia can impinged the nerve running underneath the plantar fascia.