Plantar fasciitis (PF) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

PF can develop without an obvious cause, however the following are common risk factors:

*Sudden increase in activity levels – often associated with a get fit program!

*Non-supportive footwear

*Tight calf muscles

*Foot structure – high arches as well as flat feet can contribute to heel pain

*Increase in body weight.

As an exercise therapist I work with physiotherapist and use exercise in treating conditions such as plantar fasciitis.

Heel pain is complex and I do not recommend self diagnosis, talk to your health care professional about treatment and then, let’s work together in preventing this condition reoccurring in the future!

9 minutes of a daily full body exercise program is a good way to help avoid injury when you are starting a new fitness program!

Live well with Health and WELLth!  

Written by Anna: Nutritionist and Exercise Coach