Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse injury usually caused by weakness, foot movement or poor footwear. It is characterised by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tendon tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. It often causes stabbing pain in the heel area, particularly with the first steps in the morning.

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                How To Help With Your Pain

    • Stretching Exercises: Stretching exercises for the calf muscles and the plantar fascia to alleviate tension.
    • Strength Exercises: Engage in physical therapy sessions to learn more exercises and techniques to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence.
    • Massage: Self Massage techniques using a ball or a foot roller.
    • Temporary Heel Inserts: Consider using temporary heel insert/s to provide additional support and reduce pain.

How Lincs Injury Can Help You

  • Proper Diagnosis: Confirming the condition ensures you’re addressing the correct issue, as other foot problems may mimic similar symptoms.
  • Prevent Further Complications: Ignoring plantar fasciitis can lead to chronic heel pain and potential gait changes, causing knee, hip, or back problems due to altered movement patterns.
  • Treatment Plan: Allows for a tailored plan to get your back in action, which may include massage, specialised exercises, or in severe cases, referrals for corticosteroid injections or surgery.