Are you living with heel pain?

June 23rd 2015

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Plantar fasciitis is the most common type of plantar fascia injury, and more than 600.000 Canadians are suffering from heel pain. Bikers, runners, hikers, and anyone who stands long time like factory workers are the most affected people with plantar fasciitis.

What is the most Common type of foot pain?

*Plantar fasciitis (arch pain)

*Achilles Tendonitis (rear foot pain)

*Heel spurs (heel pain)

*Bunion pain (big toe pain)

Note: Our feet are a complex system of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments and 38 tendons and muscles, and event the smallest imbalance in the feet can cause the pain.

What are the symptoms and risk factors?

Foot arch pain or heel pain.

Morning foot pain

Sharp, stabbing pain at the bottom or front of the heel bone.

Excessive running.

Standing on hard surface for a long time of period.

How it occurs?

There are a number of factors for the cause of plantar fasciitis that may include weight gain; aging and incorrect foot function, the muscles and tendons in your feet are tight.

What is the Treatment?

When you found out that you are suffering from the plantar fasciitis, the very first thing you have to do is stop the exercise that has caused the pain.

Ice Treatment – You can wrap the ice in a cloth and apply it to the area that is painful for about 15 minutes, and repeat several times a day.

Rest – When suffering from foot pain, rest is the best option for you. Our body is capable of healing, but only if you give it a chance to recover. Minimum 5-6 six avoid long distance walking, running and standing for long periods.

Surgical – There are surgical options available for you when nothing works out. For plantar fasciitis like Lenoir’s facet, surgery is the only option which is after minimum a year if unsuccessful treatment and unsatisfying relief.

What Cdpc offers you?

We offer Gait scan for the treatment. Gait scan is software program attached to the computer that allows the physiotherapist to detect abnormal foot function, when you stand or walk on the force plate.

It is biomechanical assessment that helps to determine if your foot function is related to any specific problem.

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