Plantar Fasciitis


Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of adult heel pain.

The Plantar Fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue that runs from the medial Calcaneal Tubercle (Centre of the heel) to the base of the proximal phalanx/1st metatarsal (Big toe joint). With lesser bands across the other toes.

Pain is often a result of poor mechanics (The way you move) or from changes in composition/function of the Fascia. this can occur for a variety of reasons including:

  • Increased Activity
  • Pregnancy
  • Medication
  • Sudden changes in weight (Particularly weight gain)
  • Footwear (Changes, Worn out, ill fitting, Bad footwear choices)
  • Flat feet
  • Age

A thorough assessment is needed to differentiate Plantar Fasciitis from the myriad of other conditions and structures that can cause pain in the heel.

Our knowledgeable Podiatrist will take an in-depth history and perform many tests depending on your symptoms.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis can vary depending on:

  • Degree and type of pain
  • Level of fascia damage
  • Other structures involved
  • Activity level
  • Your goals
  • Occupation

Come in and see our expert team and we will help you find your feet.

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