The following document will outline heel pain and the appropriate Plantar Fasciitis symptoms, solutions and treatment. Heel pain is our most searched term.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It is a common problem that occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes, becomes inflamed or irritated.

The plantar fascia is designed to absorb shock and support the arch of the foot. When it is overused or strained, small tears can develop in the tissue, leading to inflammation and pain.

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the bottom of the foot, especially in the heel area. The pain is usually worse in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time, and it may also be more severe after exercise or activity.

Risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include having flat feet or high arches, being overweight or obese, wearing shoes with inadequate support or cushioning, and participating in activities that put a lot of stress on the feet, such as running, dancing, or jumping.

Plantar fasciitis is often called heel pain. We will look at what Plantar Fasciitis is and how it can affect you. Please contact our team if you need further information.

Exercises to help with heel pain.

Below is a video with Neil Smith. He will show you some exercises to help with relieving the heel pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis.

The Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

1. Check your foot alignment.
2. Correct your foot alignment.
3. Exercise, warm-up and stretch your toes and feet.
4. Support your heel and arch.
5. Custom orthotics can be made while you are weight bearing, standing on your feet. Padding and pressure can be made into the orthotics to provide the necessary support to alleviate the pain.
6. Become pain free, upright and mobile.
7. Ask for a call back. Use the form on the right.

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Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

I am lying in bed, anticipating the sharp pain this will occur when I first touch my feet to the ground. It cuts across my arch from my toes to my heel. Almost like stepping on glass. The pain can also be concentrated just around the back and lower part of the heel. This pain can also be heel soreness and heel spur.

Plantar Fasciitis – What is it?

The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot which runs from the heel to the base of the toes. When placed under too much stress, the plantar fascia stretches too far and frays, or tears, resulting in inflammation of the fascia and the surrounding tissues [Plantar Fasciitis], foot pain and heel pain.

Plantar Fasciitis – Causes?

If the injury becomes severe, this debilitating heel pain is usually worse first thing in the morning. With patients complaining that they don’t want to get out of bed and put there feet on the floor, because this is the worst pain of the day.

After a few minutes, it eases as the foot gets warmed up, but can get worse again during the day especially if walking a lot. If the foot over pronates or is too stiff then they may be prone to this injury.

As the foot rolls in, the arch ligament is stretched more, putting more strain on it.

Heel pain or heel spur and
Arch pain

Plantar Fasciitis – Solution

Custom orthotics are recommended to remove the constant strain on this tissue (see biomechanics page). Standard orthotics can provide cushioning when you walk. A custom orthotic is measured to match and support your foot structure when weight bearing. With the correct pressure on the right part of the foot, the plantar fascia will be supported and less chance of further injury.

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