Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain

The most common foot problem is heel pain (Latin: Plantar Fasciitis), with around 400,000 people in Australia complaining about this condition. Many people suffer in silence and do not seek help with this condition. People complain of burning, stiffness in the morning on waking, or just untolerable pain which worsens the more you are on your feet.

However, you don’t have to suffer in pain. Our physiotherapists can not only diagnose you with plantar fascitis but also work out why you have developed it. Treating the symptoms will only go so far in regards to resolving your pain, and the symptoms will always return unless the cause of the problem can be identified.

What Causes it

The medical condition named Plantar Fasciitis means “inflammation of Plantar Fascia”. Plantar Fascia is the tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes along the base of the foot. While a healthy Plantar Fascia should be strong and flexible, this is not always the case. Furthermore, old age, excessive body weight and incorrect foot function can stress the Plantar Fascia too much. This undue tension causes inflammation of the Plantar Fascia.

Its Symptoms

Victims of Plantar Fasciitis feels a stabbing pain as they wake up and take their first steps or when they walk after sitting down for some time. In response to the condition, the human body develops a bony growth, called the Heel Spur, on the heel bone. Note that the heel spur is a mere symptom of heel pain and not the actual problem.

So how do you heal the heel?

In the search for a cure for your heel problem, you may come across a lot of methods, techniques and medicines. Many of them are far from the right solution, while some of them have a limited purpose and not a holistic solution. The best way to heal the heel pain is through the use of orthotics, which are corrective foot devices.

They work like shoe inserts, where you just have to place them inside your shoes and go about your business. The orthotics heal your Plantar Fasciitis by providing biomechanical correction as they support your foot’s arches and removes the undue tension on the plantar fascia.

If you any of the above symptoms, contact us at Revive Physiotherapy and let us help you with permanent relief!