Conditions Profile: Plantar Fasciitis

September 15, 2014

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain in active individuals. Typically, sharp pain presents at the heel and arch of the foot and it tends to be more intense on the first few steps out of bed in the morning. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fibrous connective tissue at the arch of the foot becomes irritated, inflamed, injured, and begins to thicken or degenerate. This process of irritation and injury at the plantar fascia is caused by chronic overuse and repetitive strain of the structures and posterior leg and foot.

Treatment Options:
Plantar fasciitis responds well to Graston Technique, Active Release Techniques, Shockwave Therapy, and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapist is trained in taping, which can help relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. Home care, including specific stretches and footwear recommendations, are very important in not only fixing plantar fasciitis but preventing it from recurring.