PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is often confused with heel spurs but is a separate common, painful foot condition where the pain is localised over the heel area.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The foot pain is most severe when you first stand on your feet in the morning. This is because the arch tissue is tight then and even simple movements stretch the contracted tissue. The pain usually reduces as you loosen the foot, but can come back with prolonged standing or walking.

Wrong footwear without proper arch support can cause the inflammation. Prolonged standing with bare feet on the hard surfaces can aggravate the condition.

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot pain conditions but often goes misdiagnosed. To treat plantar fasciitis successfully it is crucial to address the symptoms and contributing factors.

  • Stretching of the plantar fascia and calf.
  • Soft tissue therapy to the plantar fascia (along with the calf and hamstrings)
  • Use of hot packs
  • Chiropractic Adjustments to the foot bones.

Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Using proper footwear
  • Assessing for custom made orthotics
  • Training to walk properly
  • Strengthening of the intrinsic foot muscles

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot pain conditions but often goes misdiagnosed. To treat plantar fasciitis successfully it is crucial to address the symptoms and contributing factors.

  • Stretching of the plantar fascia and calf.
  • Soft tissue therapy to the plantar fascia (along with the calf and hamstrings)
  • Use of hot packs
  • Chiropractic Adjustments to the foot bones

Prevention of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Using proper footwear
  • Assessing for custom made orthotics
  • Training to walk properly
  • Strengthening of the intrinsic foot muscles