Your plantar fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a thick band under your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot and acts as a shock absorber when you're walking or running. If you repeatedly strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated over time.
Plantar fasciopathy is the degeneration of your plantar fascia. It develops in stages and may begin with slight discomfort in your foot that is especially noticeable when walking or running. Another early warning sign of plantar fasciitis is severe pain in the morning in just one foot. This pain generally radiates from your heel and along the bottom of your foot.
How we can help
We use a multi-dimensional approach in treating plantar fasciitis. By using hands-on soft tissue therapy techniques, we can completely release all of the tightened and affected soft tissues in your leg and foot to decrease your pain and help your body to speed up the healing process.
Our Chiropodist can also identify why you're overloading your plantar fascia by doing a thorough foot and ankle assessment. If necessary, we can have orthotics made for you.
We can take you through specific exercises to strengthen the intrinsic muscles of your foot so you can have better control of your foot arch while standing, walking, and running. Once your foot is properly functioning, it’s unlikely you will experience any more foot pain!
Did you know?
The main causes of plantar fasciitis are:
Reduced mobility in ankle or foot joints
Very tight calves
Poor running or walking technique
Repetitive motion without appropriate recovery