What is it and what are the symptoms?
Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of heel pain.
- Pain on the bottom of your foot, around your heel and arch. It can also be found in the mid foot region or across the top of the foot.
- Pain is commonly felt first thing in the morning and is much worse when you start walking after sleeping or resting.
- The pain feels better during exercise, but returns after resting. Long periods of walking or standing will aggravate the condition further.
- You may find it difficult to raise your toes off the floor.
What causes Plantar Fasciitis?
It is caused by inflammation of the thick band of muscle that stretches from the heel to your middle foot bones. These muscles support the foot and act as a shock absorber for the foot.
Common causes include:
- Running, walking, standing for long periods when you are not used to it.
- Changing running routines from soft surfaces to hard surfaces.
- Weight gain.
- Unsupportive footwear.
What is the treatment?
Sheridan Foot Health will undertake a full foot health assessment and a treatment plan will be devised to suit your individual needs and requirements. You will be given a full and detailed explanation of the Plantar Fasciitis and an advice sheet will be given to demonstrate exercises. Orthotics and insoles may be provided.
Contact the team on 02392 388149 or 07795 522700 for a consultation and treatment.