Common Ailments
- Plantar Fasciitis (pain in the foot arch and/or heel)

Do you have pain in your foot with your first steps in the morning or after sitting for a while? Plantar fasciitis is a very common problem. There is a sheath or fascia on the bottom of the foot that helps to support the arch of the foot. As we walk, this fascia tightens and creates a rigid foot for better push-off strength. Sometimes this fascia can become inflamed and painful – plantar fasciitis. The inflammation can be caused by wearing shoes with poor arch support, no shoes, and old shoes. Sometimes certain muscles are too tight (they need to be stretched) and sometimes certain muscles need to be strengthened to support the ankle and arch.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Pain in the bottom of the foot with the first steps in the morning is an indication of plantar fasciitis. The pain may improve with activity but too much walking or running can increase the pain. Non-weight bearing activities such as cycling may alleviate the pain but as soon as the heel comes in contact with the ground, pain returns.

At Therapeutic Edge we offer a comprehensive assessment and treatment program designed for your individual needs.

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