Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Spur & Heel Pain Treatment Liverpool
Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain, Heel Spur
One of the most painful problems in the foot is heel pain. The term Plantar fasciitis describes a condition in which the plantar fascia, a ligament-like band that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, becomes damaged, inflamed and painful. This is also referred as “heel spurs”.
Plantar fasciitis often leads to tenderness on the inside portion of the heel where the heel and arch meet.
Plantar fasciitis is often discribed as a tenderness of the heel where the heel and arch meet.
This tenderness is usually worse first thing in the morning when you first place your heel on the ground and can cause an achy and sometimes sharp pain. You can also experience pain when you get up after periods of rest.
A podiatrist will conduct a biomechanical assessment your foot and biomechanics and identify the cause of the plantar fascial pain. As plantar fasciitis is predominantly caused by over pronation and strain in the muscle, a treatment plan to control this excessive motion will be implemented to reduce the stain on the planter fascia. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a chronic and debilitating that may eventually require surgery.
Early podiatric treatment might involve strenghening exercise and footwear recommendations, straping, taping and anti-inflammatory medications.
Orthotics are commonly used to treat Planter Fasciitis, Orthotics are supports that brace the arch of the foot, this limits the stretching and strain of the plantar fascia allowing it to heal.
If you are experiencing heel/arch/foot pain we advise that you book in for a 1 Hour full BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT.
A full Biomechanical Assessment Includes:
- Medical History of your symptoms and pain, including a review of scans you may have
- Muscle Testing
- Joint Testing
- Non Weight Bearing ROM tests
- Weight bearing Joint and ROM Assessment
- Video Gait analysis
- Footwear assessment
- Full Treatment Plan
Any questions please feel free to ask the podiatrist, who will be happy to help you.
Call (02) 9601 4696 and book in for a Biomechanical Assessment if:
- You are experiencing heel pain
- been diagnosed with planter fasciitis
- have heel spurs
- flat feet
- painful heels