Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around four out of five cases. Plantar fascia is a tough and flexible band of tissue that runs under the sole of the foot, connecting the heel bone with the rest of the bones in the foot acting as a shock absorber. Plantar Fasciitis can happen suddenly over a period of months or gradually over a number of years.

Symptoms

  • Intense pain in the heel and/or arch
  • Pain in the morning or after long periods of rest

Causes

Tiny tears develop inside the tissue, building up a thick layer causing heel pain..

  • You are at an increased risk of getting plantar fasciitis if you are overweight, have a job that involves long periods of standing or wear flat sole shoes, for example, flip flops
  • Tight calf muscles or achilles tendons
  • Flat feet
  • Increased activity

Treatment

  • Supportive footwear
  • Footwear that has a thick sole for arch support
  • Orthotics
  • Exercises
  • Choose low impact sport

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