Plantar fascitis is one of the most common causes of the heel pain. Plantar fascitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia which is a band of tissue  that extends from the heel to the toes. Heel pain typically comes on gradually, and in most cases it is on the bottom of the heel, along the inner sole of the foot. Pain is worse in the morning and after a period of rest, later on improves during the day.

Physiotherapy treatment for plantar fascitis

First of all it is really important to limit the activity. Wearing supportive shoes or changing the shoes which caused the pain can also reduces the stress on the plantar fascia. Physiotherapy treatment will reduce pain and inflammation. Ultrasound therapy can help to improve the blood flow thus decrease the inflammation. Taping helps support the foot and reduce strain on the fascia. You will be thaught how to stretch the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon and also how to strengthen the lower leg muscles in order to achieve a better stabilisation of the ankle and the heel.


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