Plantar Fasciitis Physiotherapy
in Brampton

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis entails inflammation of the thick band of tissue, the plantar fascia, spanning from the heel bone to the toes’ base. This band supports the foot’s arch and undergoes stretching when weight is placed on the foot, retracting when offloaded.

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Causes and Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis manifests through various symptoms, including:

  • Morning heel pain or stiffness
  • Calf muscle pain or stiffness
  • Heel or foot pain during initial steps after waking
  • Localized pain in the heel, mid-foot, or rear-foot during prolonged walking.
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Treatment Approach

Physiotherapy offers effective interventions for plantar fasciitis. At Active Physiotherapy Brampton, our physiotherapist conducts an initial assessment to identify the root cause of the condition. Treatment plans are then tailored to address individual needs and restore pain-free mobility.

Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

These exercises can aid in managing plantar fasciitis discomfort:

Toe Curls:

Sit on a chair with good posture and place a small towel flat on the floor. Flatten your foot on the towel and attempt to grip it by curling your toes. Hold for a second or two, then release. Repeat for 15 seconds. Alternatively, try using marbles to practice toe curling.

Calf Stretch:

Stand near a wall with one foot in front of the other and both hands against the wall. Shift your hips forward toward the wall while keeping the back leg straight and the heel flat on the floor. Maintain a straight back and feel a gentle stretch in the calf muscle. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times on each side.

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Preventive Measures

To prevent plantar fasciitis:

  • Wear supportive footwear or orthotics
  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Minimize walking, standing, or running on hard surfaces
  • Refrain from heavy lifting and squatting exercises if experiencing pain.

By incorporating these measures, individuals can alleviate plantar fasciitis symptoms and promote foot health.

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