Heel Pain - Plantarfasciitis

Heel Spur Syndrome or Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the heel and arch area of the feet. It is caused by the plantar structures of the feet being over stretched resulting in tearing, inflammation and pain around the heel and arch area of the foot.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Pain in the heel and arch area

  • Pain when getting out of bed in the morning or after prolonged sitting

  • Heel spur development (seen on x-ray)

  • Pain on exercise (running and prolonged walking)

  • Pain on palpation in the heel and arch area (heel feels tender)

 

Treatment

The most effective treatment is Orthotic therapy. Orthotics are used to re-align the foot and relieve the plantar structures from excessive stretching giving them the ability to heal. Orthotics are made at the Total Foot and Ankle Clinic.