Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

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 inflamed – a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This is often due to the repetitive strain, called microtrauma, taken through this tissue over a period of time, which in turn causes long term damage and inflammation.

This condition can be treated by improving the biomechanics of the way you walk or run – thereby improving the way in which the foot and this tissue bears the strain placed upon it. Foot orthoses are specialised insoles that podiatrists often use in the treatment of this condition as well as addressing any muscle imbalances contributing to it.

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