It’s a common condition…but don’t be one of many who suffer from it!
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition at the sole of the foot where the plantar fascia attaches at the heel and travels towards the toes.
It is very common but living with this pain is not necessary as there is much we can do here at Thrive to help.
Expert therapies to decrease inflammation, and improve function
Physical therapy (Tui Na massage) to the affected area but also to the calf muscle and even hamstrings is very effective.
Acupuncture, stretching exercises and if necessary, ice/heat treatment can all be used also.
The alignment of your foot, ankle and knee must be corrected with prescribed exercises (based on Eastern Body Movement), which we can advise you on.
What if I’ve developed a bone spur…is surgery an option?
Bone spurs can form as a result of a chronic condition, but it is unlikely that the bone spur is responsible for your pain (only 1 in 10 people with plantar fasciitis have bone spurs).
Surgery is an option; although you must try all non-surgical options first, remember the pain will be coming from injury and chronic inflammation to the soft tissue in the foot and shortened and tight muscles in the calves.
Read about tendonitis for more info on soft tissue inflammation.