What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue (the plantar fascia) that extends from the heel to the toes. In this condition, the fascia first becomes irritated and then inflamed, resulting in heel pain.
People with plantar fasciitis often describe the pain as worse when they get up in the morning or after they have been sitting for long periods of time. After a few minutes of walking, the pain decreases because walking stretches the fascia.
4 Exercises to help with Plantar Fasciitis
In this video, SNU-Therapy Mississauga Clinic Director, Ceazar, provides 4 effective exercises you should perform to relieve Plantar Fasciitis pain.
If you’re experiencing Plantar Fasciitis and need additional help, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d love to help. 🙂
For some people, the pain subsides but returns after spending long periods of time on their feet. That’s why people in professions that involve standing for long periods of time such as nursing, parcel delivery, and construction, often find themselves getting plantar fasciitis.
Wearing nonsuppurative footwear on hard, flat surfaces puts abnormal strain on the plantar fascia and can also lead to plantar fasciitis. This is particularly evident when one’s job requires long hours on the feet. Obesity and overuse may also contribute to plantar fasciitis.
The most common cause of plantar fasciitis relates to faulty structure of the foot. For example, people who have problems with their arches, either overly flat feet or high-arched feet, are more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are:
• Pain on the bottom of the heel
• Pain in the arch of the foot
• Pain that is usually worse upon arising
• Pain that increases over a period of months
• Swelling on the bottom of the heel
Complications of plantar fasciitis include:
• Rupture of tendon, especially if corticosteroid injections are done
• Fat pad necrosis
• Flattening of the arch, which increases strain