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Plantar fasciitis

/Plantar fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis 2017-10-25T21:32:19+00:00


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

  • Massage
  • Mobilisation
  • Sports strapping
  • Ultra sound
  • Dry Needling
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Stretching

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