Plantar fasciitis

What is it?

Heel and/or arch painUsually with a morning pain that settles on movement and weight bearingTreatment is based on reducing load to let the initial inflammation settle, and then building resilience and strength into the tissues with a rehabilitation programme

Type of device indicated?


Depending on stage, but in the early stages, calf stretching and towel stretches can help to manage symptoms along with insoles/orthoses and taping

Massage, ice and rolling of a tennis ball or dowel can help tooLatter stages require strengthening and rehabilitation

Other Stuff.

Alterations to devices as required.

Referral for scanning and imaging.

Shockwave or injection may be required in recalcitrant cases