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Plantar fasciitisis a relatively common injury to the foot that can usually be treated with non-surgical methods.  

 

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is the area between the ball of your foot and your heel; it’s basically your foot’s arch.  People develop plantar fasciitis when that area is pulled or strained.  It’s often hard to determine a direct “cause” of plantar fasciitis, since it’s usually an injury that takes place over an extended period of time, however, there are plenty lifestyle choices and other bodily problems that can lead to the condition. Here are just a few:

  • Being overweight.
  • Having an Achilles tendon that’s too taut.
  • Flat feet
  • Being a runner, particularly if you run on rough, downhill surfaces.Wearing shoes that provide insufficient support.
  • Having abnormally high arches.

How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated?

The most severe cases of plantar fasciitis are treated foot surgery, but that is an extremely rare necessity.  For the most part, it can with the following simple methods:  You will have to wear better shoes, take painkillers that are also anti-inflammatory medications, stay off your feet, and retrain the plantar fascia through the use of special foot exercises.  In more extreme cases, you may be required to wear a boot cast or a night splint.  Nearly everyone who has plantar fasciitis needs to be fitted with custom orthotics as usually the cause is faulty biomechanics which need to be corrected.

Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has been successfully managing and treating plantar fasciitis for many years.  we have a full aray of physical therapy modalities available including interferential current, laser, ultrasound, shockwave therapy, myopercussion, cryotherapy, active release therapy as well as high quality custom orthotics.

 If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care and custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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