Plantar Fasciitis

With the summer holidays arriving, many of us will be taking to the beaches and heading to the outback for leisurely strolls. With increased walking comes an increased risk of developing Plantar Fasciitis.    

What is it?
Your plantar fascia is a tight band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot. It starts from the base of your heel and stops just before your toes. When your plantar fascia becomes inflamed or irritated, it is referred to as Plantar fasciitis. 

What causes it?
Increased walking, poor footwear, weak and or tight lower limb muscles can all increase your risk of developing the condition. 

What are the symptoms?
Pain on the underside of your foot, particularly near the base of your heel is the main symptom of plantar fasciitis. The pain is often worse when walking first thing in the morning, walking after a prolonged period of rest or after walking for a long period of time.

How can I help the pain?
Come for an assessment at Ormond Physiotherapy! Your therapist can assess your foot position, footwear and lower limb mechanics. They can then provide you with the most accurate treatment plan for your needs. New orthotics, remedial massage, dry needling, physiotherapy rehabilitation and or a new pair of Archie’s supportive thongs may be required to help you manage your pain. All available at Ormond Physiotherapy!

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