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Plantar fasciitis – a common cause of foot pain

Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 10:48am
Plantar fasciitis – a common cause of foot pain

The plantar fascia is a band of connective within the sole of the foot between the heel and the toes. Repetitive strain of the area can cause inflammation and pain. Below are some points that illustrate the condition and its management more clearly.

Common risk factors

  • Being overweight
  • Reduced ankle flexibility
  • Prolonged standing, walking or running on hard surfaces
  • Poor shock absorption during weight bearing activities
  • Flat feet and being tall can put additional strain on the area

Common presentation

  • Pain on the inner side of the sole near the heel
  • Pain can last for weeks, months or even years
  • Symptoms tend to be worse in the morning and after rest
  • Symptoms are worse on weight bearing
  • Symptoms never completely subside

Usual medical treatment

  • Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Orthotics
  • Surgery, including heel spur removal if present

Treatment of plantar fasciitis related pain at the Rugby Osteopathic Centre can be done in conjunction with the above. It usually involves a combination of massage, stretching, mobilisation, exercise and advice that is tailored specifically to each patient. Should you have any questions or require further information, please get in touch. We are happy to answer questions by e-mail, phone or at your next appointment.

Read also our previous blog Flip Flop Folly - explaining why you should wear flip flops only occasionally.

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