What is Plantar fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a very important structure within the foot. The Plantar fascia is a band that runs from the heel bone to the underside of all toes.
Damage can be caused to this area from a poorly functioning arch, ankle joint or an accumulation of minor trauma that builds up over the years.
Plantar fasciitis can not only be stubborn by very painful. Risk factors include: long periods of standing, overweight, medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus.
High heeled shoes, poor arches, a tight achilles or ‘heel cords’.
Symptoms of this condition
- Pain at the bottom of your foot, especially at the centre of the calcaneus
- Worse in the morning for the first few steps, standing for long periods of time
- Increased levels of activity
- Redness and swelling can also be present
Treatments we provide for Plantar fasciitis
- Sports strapping
- Ultra sound
- Dry Needling