Plantar fasciitis “heel spur”
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse of the plantar fascia under the foot. When the toes are being flexed, for example when walking and/or running, the fascia is stretched. Sometimes an inflammation or a rupture can occur in the fascia. Plantar fasciitis is common among athletes but can also occur after a city walk in poor quality shoes. Plantar fascitis often has a long healing process.
– The pain often increases gradually.
– Morning stiffness of the foot/ankle.
– Pain when walking on toe or on the heels.
– Pressure pain along the fascia especially with the big toe bent upwards.
Poor quality shoes whilst walking on hard surfaces.
High or low arch. Hyper pronation. Heavily increased training. Reduced range of motion in the ankle joint.
Heel pads and/or insoles.
Tape, arch support or biomechanical insoles to relieve and prevent.
Training program to stimulate the circulation, strength and stability in the foot. Stretching of the toes flexor muscles and the calves.
Anti inflammatory medicine or ointment.
The rehabilitation program should be performed on a regular basis to avoid recurrence of the injury.