Have you ever felt that irritating achy pain in your heel first thing in the morning?
Here at Undefeeted Podiatry, we understand how hard it must be to deal with that pain.
That sensation is a condition known to many as “Plantar Fasciitis."
It is essentially an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick connective tissue that runs from the heel to the forefoot. The function of the Plantar Fascia is to support the arch and provides shock absorption. It is the most common cause of heel pain, and it can affect people of different ages and activity levels.
Common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:
- Sharp, stabbing pain in the base of the heel
- “First step in the morning pain”
- Pain after prolonged periods of rest
- Pain after periods of exercise or a long day
Plantar fasciitis can affect anyone at any given time, but there are certain risk factors that make you more predisposed to heel pain.
Some of these include:
- Age: People between the age of 30 and 70 are at most risk
- Increased weight gain can lead to an increased load on the plantar fascia
- People who run often or long distances
- Occupation: Anyone who’s job requires them to stand for long periods are at risk
- Foot posture: Flat feet, high arches, tight calf muscles can all lead to plantar fasciitis
- Footwear: Wearing old, unsupportive footwear can lead to an increased load on plantar fascia
We have compiled a list of the many different forms of treatment we at Undefeeted Podiatry can provide to you for treating Plantar Fasciitis:
- Shockwave therapy
- Orthotic therapy
- Dry needling
- Sports taping
- Felt padding
- Footwear advice
If you think you have that dreaded heel pain, come and see one of our superstar podiatrist’s to help get you back on your feet