What Can Physioflow do For My Plantar Fasciitis?    Education  regarding proper footwear and the potential benefits of using  orthotic  insoles in your shoes.  Provision of a  customized exercise prescription plan  with accessible online videos demonstrating the performance of all exercises for home use.  Education centered around  activity modification  to ensure that you can complete your daily activities while minimizing the stress on your foot.  A combination of physiotherapy modalities such as  shock wave therapy, interferential current (IFC), therapeutic ultrasound and cold laser  to promote healing, help pain management and reduce inflammation.   Soft tissue release  on the plantar fascia of the foot for pain relief.

What Can Physioflow do For My Plantar Fasciitis?

Education regarding proper footwear and the potential benefits of using orthotic insoles in your shoes.

Provision of a customized exercise prescription plan with accessible online videos demonstrating the performance of all exercises for home use.

Education centered around activity modification to ensure that you can complete your daily activities while minimizing the stress on your foot.

A combination of physiotherapy modalities such as shock wave therapy, interferential current (IFC), therapeutic ultrasound and cold laser to promote healing, help pain management and reduce inflammation.

Soft tissue release on the plantar fascia of the foot for pain relief.

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue on the sole of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes.

Causes:

  • Repetitive Strain: Plantar fasciitis most often occurs due to repetitive strain placed on the connective tissue of the sole of the foot as a result of prolonged activities such as long distance running or walking. Such activities may tear or overstretch the connective tissue thus resulting in inflammation and pain.

  • Mechanics of the feet: Being flat footed or having a high arch may affect the manner in which weight is distributed between the feet during walking. Such an uneven distribution in weight may in turn place undue stress on the connective tissue of the sole of the foot.

  • Excess Bodyweight: Additional bodyweight means excess stress being placed upon on the connective tissue of the feet which may in turn become torn or stretched.

  • Certain Occupations: Jobs such as teaching which require standing on one’s feet for long periods of time may result in repetitive strain on the connective tissue of the foot.

Symptoms:

  • Stabbing pain in the heel of the foot with first steps in the morning.

  • The pain often decreases after taking some steps but returns after a period of time.  

  • Swelling of the foot in the heel region

  • Pain is more severe following exercise compared to during exercise.

  • Pain may present itself after long periods of sitting or lying down.