What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The Plantar Fascia is a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue that helps to support the arch of your foot. It originates at the inside of your heel bone and extends forwards towards the balls of your feet. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when this band of connective tissue becomes irritated through repetitive overstretching. This process causes microtears to develop in the fascia, resulting in pain, inflammation and degeneration.
Signs & Symptoms
How is it caused?
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by the stress and strain on the fascia associated with repetitive overstretching. Risk factors that may predispose people to developing this injury include:
How can we help?
Do you wake up in the mornings and are hesitant to put your feet on the ground? Is your heel pain impacting your life so much that you now can’t even enjoy a simple walk down to the park? Research shows that physiotherapy is proven to be an effective way of treating Plantar Fasciitis.
See an expert at Spine & Sports Physiotherapy now to walk again free of pain or injury!!!