PLANTAR FASCIITIS



pain in the heel and foot, plantar fasciitisWhat is it?

Pain into the heel and arch of your foot that typically arises from an initial injury or repetitive stress over time.

Causes:

Poor foot postures or high arches, incorrect footwear, tight calf/Achilles, overuse injuries i.e. “fitness kick”.

Signs & Symptoms:

Pain and inflammation from across the sole of the foot, usually worse following exercise or prolonged standing.



Treatment:

PRICE initially followed up with treatment and a progressive exercise program overseen by your physiotherapist.

Prognosis:

Recovery can be lengthy if left un-treated. Exercises, stretches and orthotics inserts can help with recovery. Typical recovery spans 6 to 8 weeks with consistent rehabilitation and avoidance of aggravating activities.