Plantar Fasciitis affects people aged between 40-70
Anyone that has experienced Plantar Fasciitis knows the pain that shoots up from the heel upon the first step out of bed in the morning, the burning from being upon your feet all day or the relentless throbbing that has the ability to interfere with everyday activities that others take for granted.
Plantar Fasciitis tends to affect women and men between the ages of 40 and 70 years of age and is slightly more common in women, however, it is one of the most common ailments relating to the feet the Drs see on a daily basis.
The Plantar Fascia is a strong thick piece of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes, creating the natural arch of the foot.
With overuse, wearing shoes with poor arch support, spending a lot of time on your feet or being pregnant can put pressure on the Plantar Fascia, causing it to become inflamed and in some cases, tears can develop, causing pain.
Our Physios can ease Plantar Fasciitis pain
A Dr can diagnose Plantar Fasciitis with physical exams of the arches and the feet as well as x-rays and ultra sounds.
Our Physiotherapists here at the Campbelltown Physio practice, can help ease the pain by working the muscles of the calves and feet with various treatment therapies such as soft tissue release and dry needling.
Plantar Fasciitis pain can then be kept controllable and in some cases relieved by practicing the exercise and stretching plans our highly qualified physios can taylor to your specific needs.
If you would like any further details on how we can help you or if you would like to make an appointment with one of our Physios please do not hesitate to contact us.
This blog was written by Cassandra from the Campbelltown Physio practice.