Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is common in middle-aged people. The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening. It can happen in one foot or both feet. This is more likely to happen if:
- Your feet roll inward too much when you walk.
- You have high arches or flat feet.
- You walk, stand, or run for long periods of time, especially on hard surfaces.
- You are over weight
- You wear shoes that don’t fit well or are worn out.
- You have tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles.
May be due to busy schedule or due to any other reason people ignore this kind of pain. Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. In long run it may also cause heel spur. Changing the way you walk to minimize plantar fasciitis pain might give you temporary relief from pain but it can lead to foot, knee, hip or back problems which can ask for more time more money and give you more mental and physical stress.
At CLOVERDALE REHABILITATION CLINIC, our Physiotherapist can assess and diagnose actual reason behind it and accordingly can treat the condition with use of different exercises, taping, and electrical modalities & shoe modification if required. Physiotherapist would also educate to prevent re-occurrence of the condition .