Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. It is characterised by a sharp pain in the heel or arch of the foot. Symptoms are often most notable with your first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning or when getting up after a prolonged period of sitting. 

Plantar Fasciitis

 

Causes of plantar Fasciitis:

  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Obesity
  • Poor biomechanics
    • flat feet
    • high arches
    • abnormal gait pattern
  • Increasing age – Plantar Fasciitis is most common among 40-60 year olds although it may occur at any age
  • Jump landing injury
  • Exercise – certain exercises can put excessive pressure on the plantar fascia eg long-distance running. Pain is often caused by “too much too soon” or by performing certain exercise without the appropriate footwear.