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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis commonly presents as pain at the bottom of the heel or along the arch of the foot. A tell-tale sign is pain felt upon the first few steps out of bed in the morning, which will then typically ease once you warm up and get moving.

There are a number of causes of plantar fasciitis, as it is often referred to as a biomechanical problem. There can be inbalances in function around the hip, knee, ankle and foot that can all contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis. A common is over pronation of the foot which loads the plantar fascia excessively causing inflammation and pain.

The first step towards being free of the condition is a thorough assessment by one of our friendly practitioners. This will give the practitioner the required information to successfully treat the condition. Treatment often involves reducing inflammation with the use of ice, along with specific stretching and strengthening exercises. Appropriate footwear is important and sometimes orthotics can be required.

Don’t suffer another day and please don’t delay treatment until the pain is severe as it can then take longer to heal. Call us today and let us put you on the path to being pain free!

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