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:
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.
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.