Heel Pain - Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, attaching at the bottom of the heel bone and extending to the forefoot. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, this can cause plantar fasciitis, which can also lead to heel pain, arch pain, and heel spurs.
Often it is important to use an Ultrasound scanner to assess the severity, and rule out partial tears.
This can be treated witha combintation of simple exercises and stretches, injection therapy, or in more severe cases Orthotics and insoles, which help to solve the cause, not just treat symptoms.