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Plantar Fasciitis - Diagnosis & Treatment

Blog by Vancouver Orthotics, Hycroft Medical Building (114-3195 Granville St @ 16th Ave) | March 31st, 2021

Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to treating your Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis. He can Diagnose & Treat your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics Clinics at 604-737-3668 for more information.

Try Vancouver Orthotic Clinics by Dr. Michael Horowitz & Associates. Diagnosis & Treatment. Call 604-737-3668 or Book Online to schedule an appointment.

What is Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Are you experiencing heel pain or arch pain, especially with you first few steps out of bed in the morning or as the day goes along? If so you may be dealing with Plantar Fasciitis, a chronic and annoying symptom which is likely the most common symptom we see at Vancouver OrthoticsHeel Pain & Heel Spurs are no laughing matter. It can be debilitating, affect how you move, your mood and your joy in life. Sometimes this painful condition goes away on its own but often it needs support, beyond rest, ice & massage.

Plantar Fasciitis Explained

One of the most common complaints we see at Vancouver Orthotic Clinics is Plantar Fasciitis. Do you wake up with pain & tighness in either your heel or your foot arch? Do these symptoms affect you as the day passes or moving from a seated position to standing? Do you feel a sharp or shearing pain on the bottom on your foot, arch or heel? You may be experiencing one of the most common symptoms we see at our office in Vancouver, Plantar Fasciitis. We can help. Read more and schedule your consult with Vancouver Orthotics Clinics.

16-Ways to Cure Plantar Fasciitis - Video

Watch Dr. Michael Horowitz, owner of Vancouver Orthotics Clinics, explain 16 ways to treat & manage this chronic, common and painful condition. The pillar of treatment is custom orthotic inserts, rest & modified activity.

How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Dr. Michael Horowitz, explains in more detail the importance of diagnosis & treatment options for patients who are suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. Consider biomechanics of the feet as a leading cause of tissue breakdown and inflammation.

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches & Exercises:

Most common stretches & exercises to help support plantar fasciitis heel pain. Combine rest, modified actiivty, ice, massage, good footwear & these plantar fasciitis stretches & exercises, may make all the difference! Plantar Fasciitis can be a chronic and painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive strain to the "plantar fascia" (bottom fibrous tissue of the foot). Pain may be felt in the heel or the arch of the foot. The patient will typically experience pain first thing in the morning and throughout the day, or the patient may experience pain at night, after a full day of standing.

What is the Cause of a Plantar Fascia Tear?

The cause of plantar fasciitis can develop from trauma to the foot, chronic repetitive strain associated with a flat, or overly pronated foot. Pain is usually felt on the underside of the heel, inside more often than outside of the arch, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing (standing). 

How to Cure Plantar Fasciitis:

What is Plantar Fasciitis, you may ask? And how can Orthotics play a role in treatment? What is a good plantar fasciitis stretch or plantar fasciitis exercises which prove to be most useful? You may also be wondering what causes plantar fasciitis. You may wonder if you have pain in the heel, do you have heel spurs, a plantar fascia tear, or flat feet or some other condition.

Pre-Fabricated Arch Inserts for Plantar Fasciitis:
Dr. Michael Horowitz, explains in more detail the importance of diagnosis & treatment options for patients who are suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. Consider biomechanics of the feet as a leading cause of tissue breakdown and inflammation.

Plantar Fasciitis Compression Sock:

This 20-30mmHg medical gradient compression sock assists the feet with compressive forces from hours of standing & walking. Incredibly useful in healing & stabilizies the plantar fascia while spending hours on the ground.


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Vancouver Orthotics by Dr Michael Horowitz, 604 737 3668 Looking for Treatment Options for Your Flat Feet & Foot Pain. Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada (114-3195 Granville St, V6H 3K2) in the Hycroft Medical Building;

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Dr. Michael Horowitz is a Doctor of Chiropractic with special interest in biomechanics and alignment of the Feet. He is the owner of Vancouver Orthotics; Dr. Michael Horowitz shares information about Custom Orthotic services in Vancouver, including stretches & exercises for improving flexibility, alignment, health & overall well-being. Dr. Michael Horowitz, Offers a Unique 5-Step Process of Improving Posture and Treating your Aches & Pains. Diagnosis & Treatment. Getting to the grass-roots part of the problem, which is often the feet.

We use the newest technology available to us: a 3D Foot Scan, an Electronic Gait Scan & a variety of other Biomechanical Foot Tests. Shock-Absorption is key to what we promote to our community. When you combine (1) Great Footwear with (2) Moderate Activity & (3) Regular Biomechanical Foot Check-Ups… are working towards “Perfect Posture” & Preventing small Aches & Pains from becoming Big Ones!


Movement of your Body & of Alignment your Feet through our lives is one of the most important things we can recommend to our patients. We want you to be in Tip Top Form, Prevent Injury, Improve your Posture and FEEL GREAT!!

Try using Vancouver Orthotics for Better Balance, Stability & Shock-Absorption. Improved Posture and  Alignment are an Added Bonus!

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Vancouver Orthotic Clinics are provided by Dr. Michael Horowitz & Associates. Located in The Greater Vancouver area, BC, Canada. We offer the community information, education and treatment options for foot related problems, such as flat feet, foot pain, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ball of foot pain, metatarsalgia, mortons neuroma, arch pain, ankle pain, ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, knee pain, hip and back pain in Vancouver.