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Plantar Fasciitis in Jersey

Woman with foot painAs one of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

The pain that people with plantar fasciitis experience is usually the worst with the first few steps after getting up in the morning. This pain can also be triggered by extended periods of standing or when getting up after sitting. The pain is typically worse after exercise, not during it.

What Are the Primary Risk Factors?

Although plantar fasciitis can develop without an apparent cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing this condition:

  • Age. The majority of people with plantar fasciitis are between 40 and 60.
  • Foot mechanics. Those with flat feet, a high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern can experience plantar fasciitis because those issues can affect how weight is distributed while standing. Added stress can be placed on the plantar fascia.
  • Obesity. People who are significantly overweight often suffer from the condition because excess weight puts extra stress on the plantar fascia.
  • Certain occupations. Nurses, teachers, factory workers, and others who spend most of their working hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can experience damage to the plantar fascia.

Natural Help for Plantar Fasciitis

Before any treatment can commence, a thorough assessment of the foot biomechanics must be conducted. A patient’s footwear and gait will also be addressed. The treatment will consist of mobilization of joints in the foot, ankle, knee and hips that may display an abnormal movement pattern. The practitioner may also choose a combination of other soft tissue techniques such as acupuncture, deep tissue massage, ultrasound therapy and kinesio taping to aid in the recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can orthotics help?

Properly prescribed orthotics can help support the foot’s biomechanical function and aid in the recovery of plantar fasciitis.

Can plantar fasciitis go away on its own?

Plantar fasciitis can eventually go away on its own, but this can take over a year. During this time, the abnormal function of the foot and the pain compensatory patterns may cause other biomechanical problems. As such, having the problem assessed and treated as soon as possible is beneficial.

How does acupuncture help?

Medical acupuncture uses needles that are inserted into the fascia and muscles around the injured area. This helps to stimulate muscle healing and reduce pain, releasing tension.

How long until patients typically notice relief?

As each patient’s circumstances and condition are unique, the time it takes to notice symptomatic relief varies from person to person. However, the average treatment program is weekly to twice-weekly sessions over four to eight weeks.

Walk Away From Plantar Fasciitis

Take that first step towards getting relief from your heel pain. Contact The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) to book an appointment.



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