Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs where the plantar fascia attaches to the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus..

Understanding the Condition

Over-pronation results in a constant tugging of the aforementioned attachment site. Inflammation then results from this constant insult to the local tissues. When the patient is off-weight bearing, scar tissue begins to repair the site of injury. When the patient resumes weight-bearing, the scar tissue is torn resulting in acute pain.

This explains why patients with this disorder typically experience the most pain when they get out of bed, or stand after a period of sitting.


Treatments and Advice

  • Icing.
  • Roll a tennis ball or cold bottle or can under the arch 10-20 mins per day.
  • Oral or topical anti inflammatories.
  • Try our range of off the shelf orthotics and sandals, in our Products section.

Recommendations

If your symptoms persist contact us for a consultation to assess your biomechanics and decide if you need prescription orthotics, injection therapies or manipulation/mobilisation. We expect most cases to completely resolve with our selection of treatments


Recommended product(s) for this condition from our over the counter range.

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