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Plantar Fasciitis

foot pain

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that typically causes pain in the arch and heel on the bottom of the foot. The pain is the result of inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the dense connective tissue band that makes-up the longitudinal arch of the foot, and is often seen in runners, soccer players, and even those who work on hard floors or surfaces such as factories and construction sites. Individuals who have improper foot mechanics also have a greater likelihood of suffering from plantar fasciitis.

Common Causes

Two of the most common causes of Plantar Fasciitis are repetitive weight bearing activities and improper foot mechanics. Activities that are weight bearing and repetitive such as running sports and working on hard surfaces place added stress and strain on the fascia, causing inflammation and pain. Likewise, improper foot mechanics such as having “flat feet” (pronation) produces a great deal of added stress on the Plantar fascia. A thorough foot examination including a biomechanical assessment and gait evaluation will determine if improper foot mechanics are contributing to the condition.

Common Symptoms

The most common symptom in plantar fasciitis is pain located on the bottom foot and on the bottom of the heel. Most typically patients describe the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning as being excruciatingly painful, but that it “quiets-down” or “loosens-up” after walking for a period of time. As the condition progresses or gets worse, the degree of pain increases, as does the time required to walk before the “quieting down” occurs. In more severe cases, a sufferer will walk with a significant limp as the foot is too painful to bear weight properly.

Treatment

Our goal is always to offer our patients quick and cost-effective relief of their pain by providing the most innovative, scientifically proven combination of treatments available for their condition.

If you are experiencing Plantar Fasciitis symptoms, call our team at the Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown today.

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The Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Centre of Georgetown
88 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON L7G 3Z5
(905) 877-9996

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Georgetown, ON L7G 3Z5

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