Mississauga Chiropractor Presents: Student Report on Plantar Fasciitis

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Here`s a blog from a Coop-Student with a Chiropractor in Mississauga

 Plantar Fasciitis

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Cause:

  • Either pronation or supination.
  • Repetitive tension overload on Plantar Fascia.

Signs:

  • Sharp heel pain along the bottom of the inside of the foot.
  • Pain is worse when getting out of bed in the morning.

Muscles, Joints Affected: 

  • Medial Tubercle of Calcaneus
  • Plantar Fascia, Gastronemius, Soleus, Flexor Digitorum Brevis

Treatment/ Management:

  • Orthotics  for pronation or supination
  • KinesioTaping arch for support
  • Gradual stretching; Eccentric Heel Drops (180/day)
  • Active Release Technique to the gastrocnemius, soleus muscles & plantar fascia
  • Magnetic insoles/ shock-waves therapy
  • Wearing orthotic shoes before getting out of the bed in the morning to help slowly stretch out plantar fascia

Rehab Exercises:

  1. Towel Stretch:
  • Sitting on hard surface with injured leg stretched out in front.
  • Loop a towel around the ball of your foot and pull toward your body keeping your knee straight.
  • Hold for 15 to 30 seconds then relax.
  • Repeat 3 times.

2.  Marble Pick Up:

  • Try to pick up marbles with your toes with your heel on the ground.
  • Repeat 10 to 20 times

Golf/ Tennis Ball:

  • Rolling a tennis or golf ball across the bottom of your foot.
  • Can also use a frozen water bottle to roll across your foot.

Prognosis:

  • Most patients recover within a year

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