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Plantar Fasciitis

Common Cause of Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the plantar fascia (connective tissue), which is a tough fibrous band of connective tissue. This runs along the base of your calcaneum to the base of the toes. The role of plantar fascia is to support the natural arch, mainly in the medial section of the base of the foot.

If you are suffering with a plantar fasciitis and want to talk to someone immediately, please contact Molly Haskins at the Soft Tissue Therapy clinic. However, if you want to know more about this injury & the prescribed treatments please read on.

This is of course used in normal everyday activities that involve any movement of the foot, such as walking or running. The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain. This pain may get worse when standing still on it for a long duration, first thing in the morning or after periods of inactivity. It may feel better after light activity, such as a light walking but worse with more vigorous exercise.

Therapist applying treatment to client with platar fasciitis - heel pain

Once the soft tissue therapist assesses the condition, through analysing their range of motion both passive and active, objective and subjective judgments and information gathered by the client. Then a treatment plan can be devised. It may be a good idea to ice the painful site, 20 mins off and 20 mins on for a couple of hours or throughout the day. Ensuring no direct contact with the ice, a towel may be used to protect the skin. Kinesiology tape may be useful, to lower the pain and provide a bit of stability. Many soft tissue techniques and exercises can be beneficial in solving this, so that the client can return to their sport as soon as possible.

Disclaimer information

* This should not be taken as medical advice and you should still contact your GP/hospital if you suspect a serious injury