Heel Pain

Plantars Fasciitis

What is it?

  • Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.

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Symptoms of Plantars Fasciitis

  • Commonly causes a stabbing pain that occurs in your first steps in the morning.
  • This pain goes away after being on your feet for a long period of time however returns once you take a break from standing or walking and then reoccurs.

Effects of Plantars Fasciitis

  • When tension or stress arises in the fascia, small tears can occur.
  • Ignoring Platars Fasciitis can effect the way you walk as your learn to walk in a way that minimizes the pain.
  • Can lead to knee, hip, or back problems.

How can Orthotics help with Plantars Fasciitis?

  • The unique combination of heel cup and various arches, support the foot muscles, immediately eliminating the pain
  • Helps allocate load throughout the arch of the foot, therefore reducing tension on plantar fascia.

 

Heel Spur

What is a heel spur?

  • A heel spur develops as an abnormal growth of the heel bone. Calcium deposits form where the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel, causing an extended bony protrusion or heel spur to develop.

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How can our Orthotics help with a heel spur?

  • Our supporting heel cup and various arches, “holds” the heel bone in a stable position where the spur cannot be agitated while standing or walking.