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Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse condition of the fascia which supports the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is a broad, thick band of tissue that runs from its attachment on the calcaneus (heel) to the metatarsophalangeal joints (toes).

Pain is felt when pressing on the inside of the heel (medial aspect of the calcaneus). Patients commonly describe their symptoms as most severe "the first few steps in the morning" or "after prolonged sitting". Stretching the plantar fascia may be painful.

  • Tight calf muscles
  • Pronation (flattening of the arches)
  • Common in sports which involve running and jumping
  • Improper biomechanics
  • Obesity (excess weight impact on the foot)
  • Inadequate footwear
  • Walking or standing on firm surfaces (concrete)
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RICE

Rest: The patient should rest the foot and minimize aggravating movements.

Ice: Apply a cold compress, wrapped in a towel or in a Trainers Choice compression wrap, to injured area for 15 minutes per hour a minimum of 3 times/day.

  • Athletic/Physiotherapy to help regain range of motion, stretching and strengthening the tendon
  • Over-the-counter or custom orthotic or heel gel inserts Night splint

Recommended Brace/Support