Welcome to our “Conditions We Help” page, where we aim to provide valuable information about pain that may be related to imbalances in your feet and how we can assist you in finding relief. One of the most common conditions we encounter is Plantar Fasciitis, a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the planter surface of the heel.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition that can cause severe heel pain. It occurs when the thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to your toes (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed or irritated. This can lead to stabbing pain in the heel or arch of the foot, especially in the morning.
There are a few causes of Plantar Fasciitis, including:
- Overuse or repetitive strain on the feet, such as running or standing for long periods of time
- Wearing shoes with poor arch support or cushioning
- Being overweight or obese
- Having flat feet or high arches
Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition, affecting approximately 1 in 10 people in Ireland and the UK. It is more common in women and people over the age of 40.
There are several steps you can take to avoid Plantar Fasciitis:
- Wear supportive shoes with good arch support and cushioning
- Maintain a healthy weight to reduce pressure on the feet
- Stretch your calf muscles and feet regularly to keep them flexible
- Avoid overuse or repetitive strain on the feet
If you are already suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, there are a few ways to reduce the pain:
- Rest your feet and avoid high-impact activities
- Apply ice to the affected area to reduce inflammation
- Wear shoes with good arch support and cushioning
- Use orthotics or insoles to redistribute pressure on the feet
By distributing pressure more evenly throughout the feet, reducing stress on the heel, and using the correct type of footwear and arch support, you can help alleviate the pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis. If you are suffering from foot-related pain, we are here to help. Step Right specialises in helping people with imbalances in their feet that lead to foot, shin, knee, hip, and back pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start living pain-free.