Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue in the foot called the plantar fascia which runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very first steps in the morning. Once your foot stretches out, the pain generally goes away, but may return later in the day especially is you stand or sit for long periods of time. It is very common in runners, as well as people who are overweight. In addition, wearing shoes with inadequate support can also cause plantar fasciitis.
Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. If you change the way you walk to minimize the pain, you put yourself at risk of developing other foot, knee, hip or back problems.
There are a variety of methods to treat plantar fasciitis but they all start by booking an appointment at COGVI and receiving proper diagnoses and care from a qualified orthopaedic surgeon. Don’t delay. Walking and running are activities that you should be able to enjoy for a lifetime!