Often referred to as plantar fasciitis or heel spur syndrome, it is one of the most common and easily treated foot problems.
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Some people describe the pain as sharp, others describe it as dull. Often most painful with the first step, after a period of rest, especially in the morning. Pressure on the heel and arch reproduce the pain.
There are many different medical conditions that can cause heel and arch pain. The most common cause is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a dense fibrous band that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot. This is the result of improper foot function while walking or standing. This condition may appear suddenly, due to an injury, or present gradually over time.
As we walk (gait) our feet ideally move in different directions, supination and pronation. Our arches rise up and lock into place (supination), when we are preparing to step off a firm platform, our foot. When we land our arches unlock and start to lower (pronation), allowing us to absorb shock. Ideally our foot should go through both these motions in normal walking. Unfortunately not everyone is built perfectly and often our arches unlock excessively or fail to lock properly. This is sometimes referred to as a “flat foot” or “fallen arches” or “collapsed arches.” This flexible or pronated foot results in a foot that elongates and stretches the dense fibrous band or plantar fascia on the bottom our foot, resulting in pain.
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Understanding Foot Pain
|Heel & Arch Pain||Painful Calluses|
|Diabetic Foot Problems||Ankle Pain|
|Knee & Low Back Pain||Bunions & Hammertoes|
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Anatomy & Mechanics
The Gaitscan System
Foot clinic – Guarantee
Foot Clinic FAQ