Plantar fascitis is an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia runs the length of the foot originating from the inner area of the heel and anchors into the closest toe joints.
Inflammation of this tissue occurs when the normal biomechanics of the foot falter and the plantar fascia accommodates the extra load. This most commonly occurs when the foot pronates (rolls in) beyond the normal, biomechanical integrity of the foot. Initially, the pain is localized at the origin of the plantar fascia located at the inner heel area. When the inflammation becomes chronic, it can spread the length of the foot.
There are multiple reasons for this dysfunction:
Our examination to determine this problem involves:
testing of the foot, ankle, leg and knees
The following therapies are used to correct this problem: