Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is a foot condition that causes pain on the bottom of the foot, in the heel and arch areas.  It refers to the inflamation of a ligament, called the plantar fascia – a thick band of connective tissue beginning at the heel and extending forward and under the ball of the foot.

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain In The Morning?

Plantar Fasciitis is often, but not limited to, pain under the foot or in the heel first thing in the morning.  Given that the muscles are at rest overnight, putting your weight on your arches in the morning can often tear the muscle fibres.  Watch below as Anthony Harper, a Canadian Certified Pedorthist from our BioPed Bulington location, explains the condition in more detail.

Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain Relief By Stretching

In milder cases of Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain, correctly stretching and icing the plantar fascia ligament can help relieve your pain, strengthen the area and reduce inflammation.  Stretching is a free, easy method of relieving some of the symptoms associated with this condition!

Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain Relief With OTC Products

For mild plantar fascia pain that requires more than simple stretching, an OTC product can be a simple, low-cost solution.  OTC Compression Sleeves and Massagers are examples of items that are available.  A compression sleeve helps to reduce pain and swelling, improves circulation, and aids muscle recovery.

Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain Relief With Custom Orthotics

Need something more than the stretching?  Is your pain more severe?  When manufactured correctly, custom orthotics (worn inside the proper footwear for your foot type) are the best solution to relieve Plantar Fasciitis. Custom Orthotics prevent tearing of the plantar fascia ligament by supporting tight muscles and problematic arches, thereby relieving the pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain Relief With Cortisone Injections

In our BioPed Chiropody clinics, BioPed Chiropodists may also suggest a cortisone injection to reduce pain and speed up the healing process. The medication is mixed with a numbing agent to make the process comfortable.  This method offers pain relief without the need for long-term oral medication, which can eventually be damaging to the stomach.

Trust the Largest Team of Foot Specialists in Canada for Plantar Fasciitis Foot/Heel Pain Relief

BioPed Certified Foot Specialists (Canadian Certified Pedorthists and Registered Chiropodists) specialize in Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain Relief.  With 75 full-service and satellite locations across Canada, trust the largest team of specialists in the country!  Find out what makes us different, and why it makes ALL the difference to our patients!