Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that drives people to see Podiatrists. But interestingly ‘Plantar Fasciitis’ is often not the correct diagnosis!
Plantar Fasciitis refers to inflammation at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone (calcaneus). It is an acute injury that will commonly be hot to touch and follow a rapid overload, e.g. starting a new fitness regime.
Plantar Fasciosis or Fasciopathy refers to when this condition becomes chronic (usually over 2 months). It is during this stage where we see most heel pain clients in our Colac Podiatry clinic. There is usually a range of factors that contribute to this issue.
Given the range of different factors that contribute to heel pain, it is vital that a thorough history be taken to learn about your unique circumstances. From there we devise a personalised treatment plan to address these. This can mean looking at a number of things, like activity changes, strength and stretching exercises, foot orthotics, footwear changes and depending on your activities, walking or running technique analysis.
If you’re suffering from heel pain talk to your Colac podiatrist about your symptoms so we can provide an accurate treatment plan for your recovery.