- Plantar fasciitis can be found in both rigid and hyper mobile feet.
- With excessive pronation the plantar fascia is overstretched as the medial longitudinal arch collapses.
- the calf muscles might be tight, limiting the dorsiflexion and putting more strain on the fascia as the foot moves into toe off.
- Other contributors are obesity, sudden weight gain, shoes with poor cushioning or support, occupations with prolonged standing/walking and a sudden increase in activity intensity, time or type.
- Burning pain at the attachment of the plantar fascia on the heel.
- Pain is usually worse in the morning and with push off.
- May develop into a heel spur if chronic.
- If caused by excessive pronation, we suggest a stability or motion control shoe along with an orthotic insert. In addition a supportive sandal for casual wear is often necessary.
- Stretching for tight calf muscles
- Professional Massage
- Supportive inserts
- The Strassburg Sock
- KT Tape
- MuscleTrac, TheraWheel