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Plantar Fasciitis – One of The Most Common Causes of Heel Pain

At Leading Edge Physiotherapy, on a daily basis we see feet. We see a lot of them. The most common complaint of pain in the heel is related to a condition called plantar fasciitis. In keeping with our blog on “Knowing Your Pain is Your Gain,” I will take the time to help you to determine if in fact you may have this condition.

How can I tell if I have plantar fasciitis?


The pain is located below the heel bone such as in this picture:

heel-pain Character

The heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis is usually quite sharp immediately after sitting or waking in the morning and then becomes a dull ache or may even disappear after walking for a period of time.


Heel pain from plantar fasciitis is typically worse first thing in the morning and/or immediately after getting up from sitting for a period of time.

Exacerbating/Relieving Activities

Plantar fasciitis will often get worse after prolonged walking, standing, while being barefoot and/or using poor footwear. The pain may be alleviated when a person rests (sits or lays down for a period of time), applies ice to the heel and/or after taking an anti-inflammatory medication.

Does this sound like your heel pain?

If this sound like the pain that you are suffering from, you can learn more about this condition in our blog 2 major causes of heel pain.

In Health, Grant Fedoruk

Disclaimer:  no information on this page is meant to replace or appear to provide care that is best provided by medical professionals.   



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