Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Before you consider Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis, I would like to explain the common causes, symptoms and possible solutions available to you.

The plantar fascia is the strong membrane on the sole of your foot that holds everything in its place. ‘Itis’ means inflammation of, so Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the membrane under your foot.
The main symptom is pain, either in the heel or spreading under the foot or up into the Achilles tendon. The pain is particularly bad when you put weight on your foot first thing in the morning or after sitting for a time. In relatively mild cases, the pain wears off once you have started walking. Our patients often describe having to hobble to the bathroom in the middle of the night or in the morning, but being able to walk normally after that.

Some people also develop bone spurs on their heel, which are small extra growths of bone that gradually develop in response to the irritation caused by chronic inflammation in the plantar fascia. While they are not themselves painful, they do cause pain in the surrounding tissues.

Often the inflammation that starts this condition is caused by tightness in the muscles attaching into the sole of your foot, which is linked to tightness in the muscles in your upper leg, which tense up because the bones of your pelvis are rotated. If you find and treat the cause of the problem, your body is normally able to heal the area of pain by completing the inflammatory cycle.

Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis is very helpful in reducing symptoms and teaching people how to manage their condition.

If you would like to discuss options for Physiotherapy treatment, please feel free to contact us via this website or give us a call on 01279 718331.

Holisticare is a UK based treatment centre, situated in a beautiful, rural Hertfordshire and Essex border location, with easy access via London and Cambridge rail and road links.

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