Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Vancouver
Plantar Fasciitis - is a painful inflammatory condition caused by excessive wear to the "plantar fascia" (bottom fibrous area) of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the five toes.
The cause of plantar fasciitis can be from a specific trauma to the foot or from chronic repetitive strain often associated with the flat 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. Excessive weight or weight gain, jobs that require a lot of standing or walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition. In advanced cases plantar fasciitis can lead to heel spurring on the calcaneus, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain. Achilles tendinitis can sometimes be associated with plantar fasciitis.
Treat the source and the symptoms will subside!
Plantar fasciitis can be successfully treatment with the support of custom orthotic inserts.
YOU MIGHT HAVE THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT PLANTAR FASCIITIS:
- What is plantar fasciitis?
- What causes plantar fasciitis?
- What is the most effective plantar fasciitis treatment?
- What plantar fasciitis exercises are recommended?
- What plantar fasciitis stretches are suggested?
- What symptoms are most commonly associated with plantar fasciitis?
- What exactly is the plantar fascia and what shoes are best for plantar fasciitis?
- Where can I get a plantar fasciitis night splint?
- Can my plantar fasciitis symptoms be treated with custom orthotic inserts?
- Is a plantar fasciitis sock useful or helpful?
- What's the best plantar fasciitis stretch?
- Why is "planter's fasciitis" or plantar fasciitis pain so chronic?
Dr. Michael Horowitz offers a 5-Step process to successfully treating Plantar Fasciitis. He can help evaluate & diagnose your condition and recommend the best course of action for you. Call Vancouver Orthotics at 604-737-3668 for more information.
#114-3195 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3K2