The plantar fascia is a connective tissue band that originates from the bottom of the heel bone and continues to towards the toes. Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the plantar fascia becomes torn and inflamed at places resulting in heel pain. It is one of the most common reasons for heel pain. It is a result of either a compression or traction injury. It is common among people who play running and impact sports, especially the ones that make use of toe running more than heel running. It is also found common among people who have poor foot biomechanics, weak foot and flat feet being the common causes of plantar fasciitis.
Some of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include
Physiotherapy plays a major role in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. The exercises recommended by a physiotherapist will improve the flexibility and strength of the connective tissue bands in the heels. In addition to this, massage and cold laser therapy can also help relieve the pain and restore the mobility of the affected tissues and muscles.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.