Today, we’re going to take a look at plantar fasciitis — one of the most common causes of heel pain in adults. An occasionally debilitating condition — over 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis every year. Its cause poorly understood; early studies pegged plantar fasciitis as an inflammatory condition. However, in the last decade, it has been suggested that plantar fasciitis is actually caused by a structural breakdown of the fascia itself, caused by small micro tears.
Regardless of the cause, conservative care, like physical therapy, has proven to be quite effective in warding off preventing this meddlesome disorder.
Below, we have a few exercise that we like to implement in the clinic for anyone experiencing plantar fasciitis.
As always — if you believe you’re suffering from this condition, please seek evaluation by your medical provider!