Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fascia is a tough piece of connective tissue that runs from the toes to heel bone. It is crucial for the normal movement of the foot and ankle and it supports the arch on the inside of the foot.

 

Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in runners and can be caused by a wide range of internal and external factors. It is a degenerative condition in which we can associate the tissue breaks down and with some inflammation.

 

Runners often present to medical practitioners with this condition, but it can be seen in almost anyone. Individuals with this condition can expect a clinical evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and elicit the cause. Diagnosis could be supplemented with investigations such as Ultrasound and MRI scanning. Treatment options include, Physiotherapy, Orthotics assessment, shockwave therapy, anti-Inflammatory medication and sometimes injections.