Sports Injury Clinic

Plantar Fasciitis
Common Injuries

What Is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain on the bottom of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports your arch.

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel or bottom of the foot, usually after periods of rest or after long periods of standing. The pain may be worse with first steps in the morning, prolonged sitting or standing, and after exercise.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis

The most common causes of plantar fasciitis are:

– Repetitive activities that stress the plantar fascia

– Flat feet

– Obesity

– High arches

– Tight calf muscles

Who suffers with Plantar Fasciitis

It can affect a large number of people for different reasons. It is common in people who perform a lot of walking or running or people who may be considered overweight pr people with poor foot biomechanics. It is also often suffered as by produce of another injury such as a calf strain or ankle sprain.

How Do We Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain and can be debilitating.

The key is to find the cause, the structures that are placing excessive stress on the fascia and correct these.

There are many treatments for plantar fasciitis, including non-invasive methods such as using ice packs, resting and particular stretching and strengthening exercises. However, these can be recommended once the cause is established.

On attending either our Orpington, Bromley or Virtual clinic we can establish the cause. We can treat the cause with manual therpay to settle pain and provide a suitable rehabilitation program to restore a full recovery.