Plantar Fasciitis has been found to be the major cause of heel pain.
This condition is the result of microscopic tears and inflammation in the muscles across the band of tissue at the bottom of the foot. The impact on the ligament (plantar fascia) results in swelling and causes burning and stabbing pain in the heel.
Pain associated with plantar fasciitis can last days or years. Early treatment is the most effective way to avoid long-term effects.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common affliction that causes stiffness, crackling, swelling and tenderness in your joints. While it may occur in any joint, OA is particularly debilitating in the knee, as it can become quite painful when walking, causing you to limp and restricting your daily activities. It is estimated that OA affects up to […]Read More (0)
Runners’ feet take a pounding, and over time the plantar fascia and its associated structures may become damaged with microtears, bone spurs or stress fractures. Correct diagnosis and treatment are key to full performance recovery. In its early stages, plantar fasciopathy usually presents as heel pain. Careful assessment will distinguish plantar fasciopathy from other causes […]Read More (0)