What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a degenerative condition of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to your toes.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis causes pain in your heel. It is usually worse first thing in the morning, or after you’ve been sitting for a long time. It tends to feel better with activity, but worsens again after you spend a long time on your feet.
You’re at greater risk of plantar fasciitis if you:
- Are female
- Are 40 to 60 years old
- Are obese
- Have flat feet or high arches
- Have tight Achilles tendons
- Have an unusual walk or foot position
- Often wear high-heeled shoes
- Spend many hours standing each day
- Wear worn-out shoes with thin soles
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Treatments may include:
- Icing the area.
- Night splints. You wear these to stretch your calf and foot while you sleep.
- Stretches and exercises can stretch your fascia and Achilles tendon and strengthen your leg muscles, which will make your ankle and heel more stable.
- Rest. Stop doing things that make the pain worse.
- Supportive shoes and/or custom made orthotics.
If you suffer from Plantat Fasciitis, contact Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre at 905-227-4215 to schedule and appointment today.
*Information taken from webmd.com