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Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Plantar Fasciitis is a pain on the sole of the foot, usually at the heel or sometimes along the arch, which is normally at its worst in the morning and often eases after some walking. The exact cause of plantar fascia pain is unclear, however, it is often brought on by periods of increased activity such as walking or hiking.
Your plantar fascia is a thick pain of tissue connecting your heel to your toes. It supports the arch in your foot. It is an incredibly strong structure, capable of absorbing very high loads. Whilst it is possible to tear your plantar fascia, it is very difficult to do so, most cases of plantar fasciitis do not involve major tears or rupture.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The most common symptom of shoulder injury we see at RAPID is pain when taking the first few steps in the morning. This is because your plantar fascia has been 'unloaded' and in a 'shortened' position overnight. When you put weight down through your foot in the morning it is both stretched, and loaded. Here are some of the other common symptoms which we see
- Pain walking or running for prolonged periods.
- Pain in flatter shoes or when walking barefoot.
- Pain walking uphill.
- Pain jumpping or skipping.
The pain may be solely at your heel or it may be along your arch. You may also have calf or Achilles pain. You may have tried resting, stretching, rolling cold packs / bottles, taking anti inflammatories, buying new footwear and still have the same pain. At RAPID we strive to find the Root Cause of your plantar fascia pain and not just treat the symptoms.
How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
The first step to treating your plantar fasciitis is to get it assessed by one of our expert Chartered Physiotherapists.
At RAPID we complete an extremely thorough assessment in order to get the most definite diagnosis possible and in order to provide you with the most complete plan to full recovery. Your individual treatment will be dependent on your injury and the results of our assessment.
Most plantar fasciitis treatment will involve a progressive rehabilitation program with expert exercises to fix your pain and improve your everyday function and your sporting performance.
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