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
- 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.
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