Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue on the underside of your foot. Plantar fasciitis is commonly felt as a burning or sharp pain, either in your heel or along the bottom of your foot, when standing on the affected leg. The pain typically occurs first thing in the morning, with initial standing after sitting for a period of time, or after prolonged walking/running. Plantar fasciitis typically occurs when undue stress is placed on the foot with increased weight gain, such as during pregnancy, or during physical activity.  The structure of your foot (fallen arches) also contributes to the development of plantar fasciitis. 

How our physiotherapists can help

Our physiotherapists will first perform a biomechanical analysis of your posture and gait.  Then we will use modalities such as ultrasound, laser or interferential current to help reduce inflammation and pain in your foot.  Hands-on therapy will be provided to ease the tightness in your plantar fascia and recommendations will be made on proper foot wear or insoles to help relieve your symptoms.  Proper stretching and strengthening exercises will also be provided to help you return to your normal activities.  Book an appointment today and let us help you walk comfortably again!