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Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis, often referred to as "heel spurs", is the most common cause of heel pain that our podiatrists diagnose and treat. Typically described as pain with the first step in the morning or after rest, on the bottom inner edge of the heel. 

Your plantar fascia is a connective tissue that fans out across your arch and helps to stabilise and support your foot during gait. When the plantar fascia is overloaded and strained, it can become injured, inflamed and cause heel pain.

Treatment

may include: 

> rest, ice, compression, and elevation

> footwear modifications

> stretching and strengthening exercises

strapping

> orthotic therapy

> foot mobilisation

> shockwave or dry needling

> load and activity management

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