What is Plantar Fasciitis?

November 3, 2021
Plantar Fasciitis is a condition in which the plantar fascia has become inflamed. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs across the sole of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis:
Plantar Fasciitis is caused by straining the plantar fascia. This usually happens during activities that increase the load on the foot, such as running/jogging or sports participation. While injuries to the fascia often heal well with time and rest, they are sometimes slow to recover.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:
The symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis are usually worse in the morning, or after taking a long rest. The patient may also experience pain when standing or during the first steps following a period of rest. Walking on an incline is often more painful than walking on flat surfaces.
Physiotherapy Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Physiotherapy treatment for Plantar Fasciitis can help ease the pain, speed up the healing process, and strengthen muscles in both your lower leg and foot. Physiotherapy can also help you determine the cause of your Plantar Fasciitis and this condition can be treated using Shockwave Therapy, Class 4 Laser, manual therapy techniques, and rehabilitation exercises.
Encompass Sports Therapy has you covered. Our Physiotherapists are trained in shockwave therapy, class 4 laser therapy, manual therapy techniques, and rehabilitation exercises. Our Calgary Physiotherapists have experience treating foot injuries including Plantar Fasciitis.
Please book an appointment today with one of our SE Calgary or SW Calgary Physiotherapists to help ease the pain and discomfort of Plantar Fasciitis. Call us on +1 (403) 257-6992 or book an appointment online at https://encompasscalgary.com/.