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Plantar Fasciitis and Physio Treatment

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciits is characterised by pain underneath the heel. Pain is often worse first thing in the morning or after long periods of inactivity (eg. Driving, sitting at a desk) but will initially ease during activity. As the condition worsens pain occurs more frequently and during activity as well as before or afterwards. Why do I have it? Poor biomechanics (flat feet or very high arches, both of which overstretch and strain the plantar fascia) Footwear with little/no support Prolonged standing (eg. ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis - How can physio help?     Your plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the toes.    Your plantar fascia acts as a passive limitation to the over flattening of you arch. As the plantar fascia develops micro tears or becomes inflamed it is known as plantar fasciitis.   What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? There are two valid mechanisms which contribute to its occurrence. Compression plantar fasciitis ... Read more