This heel pain starts as an ache and progresses to constant pain. The pain is often worse with the first few steps out of bed and increases with activity. The plantar fascia is responsible for maintaining the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia pulls at the heel bone causing inflammation and pain. Treatment is aimed at resting the foot and treating the inflammation. Treatment should be started early, as the problem progresses rapidly otherwise.
Custom foot orthotics are an effective tool along with footwear to rest the foot and take stress off the plantar fascia. We also address the inflammation using drugless therapy.