The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of the foot from the heel to the toes. It helps to support the foot rather like the tension rope of a tension bridge.
The fascia can become strained or torn anywhere along the course of the plantar fascia, although commonly beneath the heel, and is generally termed plantar fasciitis. This is the most common foot complaint we see and is thought to occur in 10% of the population.
Studies have shown that the fascia is not actually inflamed and therefore the term fasciitis is not strictly accurate. As a result, this can be referred to as plantar fasciosis or fasciopathy as it is more of a degenerative condition.
Symptoms include foot pain in the arch/heel region which is generally worse upon rising in the morning from bed or after being sat for a prolonged period of time.
As with any foot condition Plantar fasciitis will take a period of time to heal.
Here at UK Podiatry our Podiatrists will recommend a treatment plan and will work with you to help you get back to your activities pain free.
- Footwear changes
- Foot Mobilisation
- Rehabilitation exercise programme
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