By far the most common cause of plantar heel pain in Plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis is a description of inflammatory changes in the main plantar structure, the plantar fascia. The classic pain is often described as like a stone bruise and generally felt when getting out of bed in the morning.
Treatment: After a thorough examination is performed Marie will advise you of the treatment plan which can involve: stretching, taping, no bare feet, heel lifts, footwear changes, anti-inflammatory medication, dry needling , night splints, and other types on noninvasive therapies.
Other less common causes of heel pain are :
- Nerve entrapment ( eg tarsal tunnel syndrome, Baxter’s neuritis)
- Stress fractures of the heel bone
- Arthritic conditions
- Heel cracks
- Sever’s Disease ( a childhood disorder of the growth plate)
- Fat pad injury
- Heel spurs