Sometimes known as jogger’s heel, Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot between the ball of the foot and the heel. The plantar Fascia plays an integral role in maintaining the structure of the foot and hence is constantly placed under enormous load during normal day to day life.
Plantar Fasciitis is quite a common painful disorder affecting the heel and sole of the foot and often occurs at its insertion site on the medial edge of the heel bone (Calcaneus). It is characterised by inflammation, pain, scarring (on x-ray), and sometimes the collapse of the entire foot structure.
There is a variety of treatments depending on the duration and load type, from simple massage and dry needling to custom made orthotics.