Plantar Heel Pain

Heel Pain- what is it?

Heel pain can be complex, and there are often many causes that effect one or both heels. The most common causes of heel pain are either PLANTAR FASCIITIS  (bottom of the heel) and ACHILLES TENDINTIS (back of the heel). Symptoms of heel pan include, pain with activity, insidious or acute pain and pain associated on different training surfaces.

Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition which involves the thickening of the Plantar Fascia (a connective tissue on the sole of your foot). There are contributing factors which can cause plantar fasciitis to develop. Such as

  • Weight increase
  • Age and family history
  • Over use, or poor flexibility
  • Foot posture and gait issues
  • Activity levels, i.e. sports etc

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Treatment should focus on the CAUSE and not just reducing the symptoms, Plantar Fasciitis treatment may involve:

  • Stretching
  • Strapping/taping
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Injection Therapy/Prolotherapy
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Therapy
  • Correct Footwear

“The most important thing when treating pain and plantar fasciitis is to understand the underlying mechanism” This includes:

  • Local
  • Neurological
  • Systematic causes

It is only through years of training and experience, that the true mechanism can be identified. At AMA Podiatry we have such experience to identify these mechanism’s and therefore establish an accurate and effective treatment plan.

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