Plantar fasciitis which we know refer to as Plantar Heel Pain is a common condition that can cause pain at the bottom of the foot and heel. It Is typically caused due to the irritation of the plantar fascia which is a long and thin ligament which lies directly underneath the skin at the bottom of the foot.Plantar heel pain can be debilitating due to the increased amount of discomfort when going for walks or going up and down stairs.

Fortunately physiotherapy can help alleviate the symptoms that are associated with plantar heel pain and this can be done by either therapeutic taping, footwear advice, strengthening exercises and physical activity management advice.

A common question that we get hear at the clinic is should I see a podiatrist or should I see a physiotherapist for this?

The answer is either or both.

Physiotherapists are well equipped to provide you with some basic pain management and physical activity management advice as well as provide the best exercises to assist you during your recovery.Podiatrists on the other hand are fantastic at providing footwear advice suitable to your problem and potentially arranging some orthotics depending on your requirements.

If you or anyone that you know suffers from Plantar Heel Pain please feel free to contact us here at Physiologic and we will be more than happy to help you out.

Chris PearsonPhysiotherapist.