Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
What is Plantar Fasciopathy?
Also known as ‘plantar fasciitis’ or ‘Chronic Plantar Heel Pain’
Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions relating to the foot. When the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and irritated, often as a result of repeated episodes of minor but recurring injury, such as with frequent running or long periods of standing. The pain can be located in the heel area of the foot or in the arch. It is often worse in the morning due to stiffness of the tissue, and also becomes worse after long periods of walking. The pain often decreases with rest.
Diagnoses is through examination of the foot and surrounding structures to identify the cause of heel pain . Plantar Fasciopathy has specific symptoms along with history of onset and type of pain.
Initial treatment usually involves stretching exercises, muscle/tendon strengthening,shoe orthoses, EMS Shockwave therapy, MLS class 4 laser or Anti-inflammatory medications may also be given. We take a multi faceted approach to treatment, one size does not fit all.
Foot pain can continue, and progress into a severe condition that affects the ability to walk. Eventually, permanent damage to the plantar fascia or surrounding nerves may occur.
Suffering from Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain Our team can help
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, but it's important to treat it. If you think you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, contact the clinic today to book a consultation. Our team of professionals are on hand to help you.