Could You Have Plantar Fasciitis? 

Are you experiencing:

Sharp Pain under your foot in the morning?

Pain underneath your foot just after getting out of bed?

Dull Ache under the foot throughout the day?

More then likely we are dealing with Plantar Fasciitis

We Treat Plantar Fasciitis!

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

Pain first thing getting out of bed

Experiencing Sharp Pain

Dull Ache throughout the Day

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the Latin term for “inflammation of the plantar fascia”. The plantar fascia is a thick, complex ligament consisting of three bands that runs under the foot from the base of the heel to the toes. Among its many functions it serves to form an arch under the foot and helps propel ourselves forward with every step we take.

The plantar fascia is not a muscle, therefore is restrained in its ability to stretch or elongate.

This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the plantar fascia for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, micro-trauma and tearing will occur, causing pain, thickening and fibrosis to the fascia.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

The main cause of plantar fasciitis is the tractional pull and stress at the plantar fascia under the foot.

There are a few factors as to why the fascia is overstretching:

  • Repetitive activities
  • Long periods of standing
  • Genetic predisposition (Flat feet)
  • Improper foot mechanics
  • Weight gain
  • Age
  • Unsupportive footwear
  • Walking barefoot on hard surfaces

How We Can Help

Manuel Therapy: We help to release the tight fascia through deep tissue massage, mobilisation and foot adjustments, dry needling, shockwave therapy which can help the issue.

Education: We provide you with the education to understand the exact “why” your experinecing plantar fascitiis and how you can self help the situation with core stretches + strengthening techniques, footwear recommendations and self release techniques to aid the healing process.

Orthotic Therapy: An orthotic device can re-correct the foot and create an arch support, thus eliminating the tractional pull that occurs at the attachment points of the plantar fascia decreasing the inflammatory processes and pain.