Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and this can cause discomfort.
Symptoms may include:
- The onset of piercing pain from the bottom of your foot, near the heel
Possible causes include:
- Prolonged standing
- Excessive pronation of the foot (flat foot)
- Poor quality shoes
- Running on hard surfaces
- Ill-fitted footwear
- Inactive feet
- Poor foot health
- Tight calves or Achilles
Pain may be exacerbated or triggered by long periods of standing and can often be worse after exercise but not during activity. Those with the condition tend to suffer more in the morning when taking the first steps of the day or after periods of inactivity (sitting, standing still).
If you’ve been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and under the guidance of your health care professional, we may be able to support you with a solution. We suggest booking a free foot health assessment with our foot technicians to help you find a pair of properly fitted shoes to encourage the growth of strong, healthy feet.
Sole Mechanics aims to provide our customers with more personalised information and support them in their transition to healthier feet. In severe cases, a rehabilitation program for the foot and lower limbs may be recommended and should always be conducted by your local medical professional.