Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis) / Heel Spur Syndrome

Pain under the heel or arch

Plantar FasciitisThe plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue anchoring from the heel up along the arch to the toe joints. This commonly becomes painful – a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This is often due to the repetitive strain, called microtrauma, carried by this tissue over a period of time, which in turn causes long term damage. Originally thought to be inflamed tissue, it is now more widely accepted this is a degenerative condition of the plantar fascia.

This condition can be treated multifactorially, which may include improving the biomechanics of the way you walk or run – thereby improving the way in which the foot structure and the plantar fascia tissue bears the strain placed upon it. Foot orthotics are specialized insoles that foot specialists/chiropodists often use in the treatment of this condition.

Other possible treatments include therapies such as ultrasound or laser therapy, or ESWT (shockwave therapy).

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