Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them.
Heel pain can also be caused by lower back problems or inflammatory joint conditions.
Plantar fasciitis (or fasciopathy): This is the most common caused by damage to the fascia ‘band’ (similar to a ligament) which connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. This condition can be caused in various ways including extensive running, walking or standing for long periods of time, especially when you have a sedentary lifestyle. In particular, a change of surface (e.g. road to track), poor shoe support, being overweight, overuse or sudden stretching of your sole, as well as a tight Achilles tendon, can lead to this condition.
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