I have been seeing a few clients recently with Plantar Fasciitis. I am sure there are a lot more suffers out there. So I thought I would give you some insight into the condition.
What is Plantar Fasciitis ?
It is a chronic inflammation of the tissue that is on the sole (plantar) side of your foot. The Plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects to the the heel bone and fans out toward the bones of your toes. It acts both as a shock absorber and a bowstring to support the arch of the foot.
It is quite a common condition and is frequently associated ,but not always, with people who participate in sporting activities that involve running. Although it can occur at any age ,it is something most seen on the 40-70 age bracket
Other associated causes or contributing factors are :
Signs & Symptoms
The main symptom is pain in the heel of the affected foot, although there is a spot about 4cm in from the heel which may feel particularly painful and also tender to touch.
Suffers stated that it is worse first thing in the morning and cannot walk comfortably when getting out of bed. The same pain can also being experienced after long periods of walking and indeed after rest and when getting up from a seated position.
Although in many cases the pain will ease with time inflammation of the plantar facia tissue is slow to heal and can take several months. You can take some simple measures that may help that process along.
How to manage
I have included some links below for specify exercises they you may do at home or in the office which may help you.
Exercise information sheet
Exercise Videos for calf and foot muscles
Morning Exercise routine