Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis foot problems - Mandurah Podiatry

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation and possible tearing of the plantar fascia, a flat band of tissue attached to your heel that ‘fans’ out to the ball of the foot along the arch.

There are number of factors that cause the inflammation and irritation, such as abnormal stress, excessive weight, age and poor foot function.

One of the most common triggers of plantar fasciitis is over-pronation of the foot; if the foot pronates, collapses and elongates it can pull on the plantar fascia and stretch it. This pulling and stretching motion during walking puts stress on the plantar fascia and results in heel pain.

This condition can be treated by reducing stress on the foot and improving the foot function during everyday activity, achieved through a combination of strapping, acupuncture, footwear advice, stretching and strengthening, and orthotics.

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