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Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

If you are experiencing heel or arch pain then you probably have a condition called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. When this area becomes painful, swollen and damaged it is referred to as plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by abnormal stresses running through the foot, most commonly by excess pronation or flat feet.

Common symptoms:

Tenderness on the heel or arch
Pain first thing in the morning when getting out of bed
Pain after being seated for a while and standing up
Sharp shooting pain getting worse throughout the day

Causes of tightness of the plantar fascia:

Muscle weakness
Restricted joint range of motion
Change of footwear or activity
Foot posture treatment

Left untreated plantar fasciitis can become chronic and lead to further problems. At Talaria we offer a wide range of treatment options to suit your specific case. Our podiatrists will construct a management plan tailored to you which may include shockwave therapy, strapping, footwear advice, stretching and strengthening exercises, orthotic therapy and needling.