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)
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.