Plantar Fasciitis is the culprit of many cases of heel pains. People suffering from this condition experience stabbing pains in the arches of their feet or in their heels. The pain is often felt every time weight or pressure is put on a patient’s feet, e.g. when getting out of bed in the morning and taking the first steps, or following prolonged periods of standing up.
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that connects your toes to the heel bone. This condition is quite common; it affects people from all walks of life including weekend warriors, high-level sportspersons, and even those who’ve been living largely inactive lives but are now resuming regular, more intense activities.
Plantar Fasciitis typically occurs through repetitive tearing and stretching of the plantar fascia as a result of constant tension and stress in the area. Over time, the tissue gets inflamed and irritated. Given the diverse causes of Plantar Fasciitis, it is important for you to be properly examined to determine the exact underlying causes of your condition.
Factors that May Contribute to Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis may occur after repeated sessions of exercises; or after sitting or standing for long periods of time. But there are other factors to consider that may have helped advance your heel pain.
- Age – this condition is most common with people between the ages of 40 and 60
- The habit of an abnormal walking pattern
- Being flat-footed
Plantar fasciitis must be treated right away, because alleviating it on your own will force you to change something in your movement – mostly the way you walk – which in turn puts pressure on your hip, back, knee, and foot; potentially developing pain in these areas too.
Visit us at Fusion Physical Therapy so we can help you avoid worsening your condition.
How we can help you
Fusion Physical Therapy has a team of professionally trained experts who can examine you, observe how you walk, test muscle strength and local tissue irritability, and study your medical history (medications, previous/current medical conditions, current symptoms) thoroughly.
This team of professionals will design a treatment program specific to your particular needs, which will result in helping you walk pain-free without needing surgery. Contact us at Fusion Physical Therapy today and take your first step into walking well and pain-free.