Suffering From A

Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse of the ligament at the bottom of the arch of the foot causing pain of the bottom of the foot and the heel. Plantar fasciitis is common with sports which involve running or jumping. Runners who over-pronate their feet or have tight calf muscles are at risk as the biomechanics causes additional stretching of the plantar fascia.

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Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis

Due to poor foot biomechanics being the primary cause of your plantar fasciitis it is vital to thoroughly assess and correct your foot and leg biomechanics to prevent future plantar fasciitis episodes or the development of a heel spur.

Physiotherapy can help from right after the injury via:

  • Pain relief management
  • Walking aid

To help in full recovery, the physiotherapy treatment will include:

  • Stiffness recovery programme
  • Strengthening and proprioception exercises
  • Arch and foot control
  • Restore Foot biomechanics
  • Return to sports conditioning programme
  • Footwear analysis

Plantar fasciitis may take from several weeks (through to many months) to heal while we await Mother Nature to form and mature the new scar tissue, which takes at least six weeks.

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Self Help For

Plantar Fasciitis

If you protect your injured plantar fascia appropriately the injured tissues will heal. Inflamed structures will settle when protected from additional damage, which can help you avoid long-standing degenerative changes.

During your recovery period, it is important to lengthen and orientate your healing scar tissue via massage, gentle stretches, and light active exercises.

These are some things you can do before stepping down onto the floor to help manage the pain:

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