Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This condition often causes stabbing pain, particularly in the heel area, especially with the first steps in the morning or after periods of inactivity. Plantar fasciitis can result from factors such as overuse, high-impact activities, improper footwear, or underlying foot mechanics issues.
At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy or chiropractic as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the foot and ankle, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, balance and stability training, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. Change in footwear or supportive orthotics may be beneficial in some cases.
Treatments may include: