Unfortunately, the most common pain under the foot at the heel is a condition called plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that originates at your heel and travels under your foot to your toes. This band supports your arch of your foot and provides dynamic shock absorption.
When this band is overstretched, there is microtearing commonly at the attachment to the heel leading to pain. The most common foot types that predispose people to this condition are either the flat foot (pronated foot) or the high arched foot.
The most important part of the initial examination is to assess the predisposing factors that have led the client to suffer heel pain.
We use our Gaitscan system to analyse the client’s foot and lower leg foot mechanics to analyse the potential causes of why this condition has occurred in the first place.
The time to recovery for plantar fasciitis is variable but experience at All Care has shown significant relief at 6 to 8 weeks. Chronic plantar fascia symptoms will take longer.
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