Are you feeling down at heel? – “Yeah. I started out on the wrong foot”

One of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis is pain when taking the first couple of steps in the morning.

What is it?

The Plantar fascia runs along the sole of your foot from your heel bone to the base of your toes and together with the surrounding muscles, it supports the medial (inside) arch of the foot to provide stability and also helps to absorb load during weight bearing activities.

Plantar fasciitis mostly affects people between the age of 40-60, and is present in about 10% of runners. Pain is usually felt on the bottom of the heel and along the arch of the foot. Risk factors include but are not limited to: obesity, foot posture, excessive impact or prolonged weight-bearing activities.

How do I fix it?

The focus of treatment may be on stretching, strengthening, advice and education on pain management and possibly provision of supportive orthotics..

The good news is, 90% of people with plantar fasciitis respond well to conservative treatment and rarely require surgical interventions.

Tamborine Mt Physiotherapy can help you put the right foot forward by alleviating your symptoms and establishing a treatment plan to tackle this aggravating condition. Call us now on – 55450500