The plantar fascia is a band of tough tissue that runs from your heel, along your foot and connects to the metatarsal bones in the ball of your foot. This tissue acts as a shock absorber for when you walk. When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, it causes pain in the heel of your foot and is called plantar fasciitis. We can treat heel pain in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
Plantar fasciitis is more common in people aged 40 to 60 and in people who are overweight or obese. But you may also get it if you are on your feet all day, especially on a hard surface or if you have inadequate shoes. Plantar fasciitis is also a common runner’s injury.
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel of your foot. The pain might be described as:
Plantar fasciitis usually clears up on its own although this can take 12 to 18 months. Most treatments can help reduce this recovery time, but resting your foot is the best treatment:
Surgery isn’t a common option for treating plantar fasciitis but an operation to relieve the tension on the plantar fascia can be performed. Book your treatment for heel pain in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.
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