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
- Sudden changes in weight (Particularly weight gain)
- Footwear (Changes, Worn out, ill fitting, Bad footwear choices)
- Flat feet
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
Come in and see our expert team and we will help you find your feet.
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