Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain
Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot pain condition. Sometimes also term as heel pain or arch pain.

It is a irritating pain at the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia). Plantar fascia is a thick connective tissue that runs from heel to toe.  Plantar fascia’s function is to support the arch of foot by acting like a bowstring, shock-absorbing mechanism and stabilizes foot when toe lifts off.

Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:

– Foot arches problem (Flatfoot, High Arch)

– Overweight or sudden weight gain

– Repetitive loading onto foot (especially running long distance, uneven surfaces or downhill)

– Tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles

– Inappropriate footwear eg thin soles or lack of arch support

– Medical condition such as Arthritis, Diabetes

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms of pain usually develop gradually few days or weeks, but it can come on suddenly and severe pain.

– Sharp pain and tenderness at bottom of foot

– Mild swelling around foot and heel

– Most severe foot pain n the morning or after period of rest

– Prolonged walking or standing

How Physiotherapy can help in Plantar Fasciitis?

– Advice on proper shoewear and necessary orthotics insoles

– Physiotherapist can plan a series of exercises and stretches to decrease pain, improve flexibility and strengthen of foot muscles

– Ultrasound or electrical stimulation

– New Pain Relief Treatment:  Shockwave therapy (ESWT)

(Read about Shockwave Therapy and Plantar Fasciitis)

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