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👀 Pronounced ‘plan-tuh fa-shee-ai-tuhs’, also known as plantar heel pain is something we see fairly commonly in the clinic. Here’s some more information:

🤔 The plantar fascia (PF) is a thick band of fibrous tissue that supports the arch of your foot, as it runs from the heel to the toes.

💭 The term ‘itis’ means inflammation, but we know that degenerative changes occur to the PF, often characterised by:

⚠️ Repetitive / impact activities, hard surfaces, poor footwear.

⚠️ Tight and weak lower leg muscles, limited ankle mobility.

⚠️ Obesity, foot posture (high or flat arches).

😩 Symptoms usually include

❗ Pain on the bottom of the foot, near the heel.

❗ Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed, or after long periods of rest. This then subsides after a few moments.

❗ Greater pain after exercise or activity.

🤔 Concerned you may be suffering with plantar fasciitis? Then drop us a message or book an Injury Services appointment online 👍 and we can take you through an assessment.

❓ If you’d like more information on what to do if you have plantar fasciitis, then keep an eye for another post on treatment as well as rehabilitation.

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