What is it?
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissues known as the plantar fascia that are attached to the heel bone and to the five metatarsal bones on sole the forefoot. The purpose of the fascia is to provide support to the longitudinal arch. Commonly inflammation of the plantar fascia causes the foot to pronate roll in towards the body and causes pain on the inner arch and particularly on the inner side of the heel.
What are the causes?
Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by repetitious strain on the plantar fascia. Therefore the following individual tend to develop plantar fasciitis:
- Those engaging in sports such as tennis
- Painters and decorators who constantly apply pressure on their metatarsals while working
- Those who walk or stand for long amount of times such as the police which is why plantar fasciitis is commonly known as policeman’s heel.
How can we help?
Book an appointment with us so we can take a medical history and accordingly make appropriate recommendations. Once you start experiencing any kind of heel pain do not delay it further and get help.
As well as a foot health treatment and advice, reflexology is beneficial to help increase the circulation on the plantar region of the foot to help alleviate the symptoms of pain and be a source of comfort.