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What is Plantar Fasciitis?
“Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed because it has over stretched due to a biomechanical problem within the foot. The plantar fascia is a dense fibrous connective tissue that attaches from the base of the heel and stretches past the ball of the foot and inserts into the toes. The plantar fascia helps support the arches of the foot.”
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is when the foot excessively pronates or rolls inwards. However, it is also seen in feet that have a rigid high arch. This creates excessive stress and strain on the plantar fascia resulting in micro tears, inflammation and pain.
How to fix Plantar Fasciitis naturally
Treating the excessive pronation through foot mobilisation and corrective exercises is crucial to seeing improvement here. While symptoms can be temporarily relieved with a foot orthotic/arch supports, symptoms will most likely return if the orthotics are not worn. Therefore Foot Posture Centre Podiatrists focus on fixing the internal misaligned joints within the foot and gradually moving them to their correct position thereby relieving the stress on the plantar fascia. Foot mobilisation helps restore movement to restricted joints and this is combined with corrective exercises to strengthen the foot in its new alignment. The effect of this is a normally functioning plantar fascia and an end to the plantar fasciitis pain.
Read our blog on Plantar Fasciitis Treated Naturally
Call our office to discuss your particular case to see if it is appropriate for you to arrange a comprehensive consultation so that we can determine if your plantar fasciitis can be resolved naturally without orthotics/arch supports, medication or painful surgery.
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Pain
- Arch Pain
- Back Pain (Lower)
- Ball of Foot Pain
- Big Toe Joint Pain
- Children’s Feet
- Claw Toes
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toe
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- High Arched Feet
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Midfoot Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
- Tired / Aching Legs
- Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.
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