Do you often feel pain under your foot but don’t know what may be causing it? The plantar fascia is a ligament-like band running from your heel to the ball of your foot. This band pulls on the heel bone, raising the arch of your foot as it pushes off the ground. If your foot moves incorrectly, the plantar fascia may become strained. The fascia may swell, and its tiny fibres may begin to fray, causing plantar fasciitis. If you are experiencing something similar, meet us for a proper check-up and personalized plantar fasciitis treatment plan in Calgary.
With plantar fasciitis, the bottom of your foot may hurt when you stand, especially first thing in the morning or after being on your feet for too long. The pain usually occurs on the inside of the foot, near the spot where your heel and arch meet. Pain may lessen after a few steps, but it comes back after rest or with prolonged movement. If you notice this stabbing pain, call our clinic to get the proper plantar fasciitis treatment in Calgary right away.
Most primary causes can be difficult to pinpoint. However, any high-impact activity that puts too much stress or tension on your heel can tear your fascia - activities like long-distance running or dance. Also, walking barefoot for too long or wearing shoes without proper support can lead to plantar fasciitis. This is why customized orthotics are extremely important.