Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain
Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in adults. It is the inflammation of the thick band which runs across the bottom of your foot. If left unchecked it can can be debilitating affecting your mobility and quality of life.
6 common signs you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis:
- Pain that comes on one day, without warning.
- Pain that is worst in the morning, or after sitting down for a while.
- Pain that subsides after a few minutes of walking.
- Greater pain after exercise or activity (not during).
- Pain with pressure that can feel like a stone bruise or sharp like broken glass.
- The foot or calves may also feel tight.
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel pain has a range of possible causes.
It’s important to find out what is causing the issue for each individual in order to have successful rehabilitation.
These could include (but not limited to)
- How a person walks / moves
- Overuse of the plantar fascia
- Muscle Tightness
- Posture / Mobility
- Muscles working individually instead of together
Plantar Fasciitis is often misdiagnosed and can last years without treatment.
At Ripple Podiatry, we have the tools and experience to diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis and other heel conditions so you can get back to doing what you love pain free.