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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fascia is a thick band of tissue which is found on the bottom of the foot, it is connected to the Calcaneus (heel bone) and extends along the sole of the foot towards the toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed it is known as Plantar fasciitis.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis can appear for no apparent reason yet, it is most common on ground impact, running, jogging and walking for long periods of time. It is also very common in individuals with poor foot biomechanics for example, flat feet or week foot arch can cause extra stress on the Plantar Fascia tissues.

There are two definitions of Plantar Fasciitis diagnoses;

Traction: The tissues are repeatedly being overstretched.

Compression: The tissues have experienced a trauma eg landing on a sharp object


What are the symptoms?

  • Pain under the heel or foot arch in the morning or after rest
  • Pain will increase within the first steps and improve with activity
  • Heel pain before and after exercise
  • Tender to touch, red and increased temperature
  • Heel pain before, during and after exercise

How can Plantar Fasciitis be diagnosed?

Here at Complete Chiropractic, our Sports Therapists will carry out a thorough examination of the ankle to confirm or deny Plantar Fasciitis. After confirming, a treatment plan will be developed to reduce the chances of future bouts.

How can we help?

Plantar Fasciitis is reversible and easily treated, and our Sports Therapists will help promote a speedy and safe recovery using a series of treatments:

  • Ice Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Massage Therapy
  • Stretching exercises
  • Orthotic advice
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Ankle joint mobilisation

What are the benefits of Sports therapy treatment?

The aim of our Sports therapy treatment is to speed up your recovery from injury and prevent the tendonitis from reoccurring. The main benefits of Sports therapy treatment for Plantar Fasciitis are:

  • Pain and inflammation reduction
  • Improvement in ankle range of movement
  • Improvement in ankle strength
  • Accelerated recovery time
  • Prevention of the injury reoccurring