A painful inflammation of this tissueoccurs by chronic over stretching.
Plantar fasciitis is more common in women. People who place excessive stress on their feet by being overweight or participating in endurance sports are more likely to develop the condition as well. Wearing shoes without adequate arch supports, including sandals or going barefoot, increases your chance of developing plantar fasciitis. Wearing highheeled shoes or boots may contribute to the problem.
The most common symptom of Plantar Fasciitis is pain in the heel or arch when standing up after inactivity, particularly first thing in the morning. When you are sleeping, the arch is in a relaxed and the plantar fascia is able to heal. When you stand up first thing in the morning, you stretch the fascia, once again tearing it away from its attachment on the heel. You may notice some tenderness when you touch your heel, and patients often have tight calf muscles as well.
Getting you back to normal as soon as possible is our number one goal. To do that, we will likely recommend one or more of the following:
- Elastic Therapeutic Tape to support your foot and decrease pain and swelling.
- Therapy modalities to ease your muscle tightness, pain and swelling.
- Myofascial release to remove your longstanding tightness.
- Therapeutic stretching to restore your flexibility.