Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition where the thick band of tissue on the sole of your foot, running from the heel to the toes becomes inflamed through over use or misuse. This is the plantar fascia and is there as a shock absorber, supporting the arch of your foot. The body tries to heal itself by setting off an inflammatory reaction. 

Plantar fasciitis can be excruciating and your day may start with a stabbing pain in your heel when you get up and take your first steps of the day. It often gets worse with standing or when you stand up from sitting down for a period of time.

Often, the calf and foot muscles need massage work. Gentle stretching may be advised once more flexibility is restored. Ultrasound treatment often helps too.

With all the limping, other areas of the body will start to compensate so it is wise to remember that. 

This condition can become chronic so it is wise to seek help as soon as possible.

 

THERAPY OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CONDITION AT BROOKS-CARTER CLINIC