In our experience poor posture resulting in an increased demand on the feet and calf muscles to hold your body in an upright position can be one of the causes of this often chronic and debilitating condition. In severe cases bone spurs may develop on the calcaneus (heel bone) due to the tension on the muscular insertion to this bone.
This condition is more common in females than in males and you are at a higher risk if overweight or working on your feet for several hours a day.
The following also increase your likelihood of developing plantar fasciitis:
Tips to prevent plantar fasciitis include ensuring your calf muscles are well stretched prior to activity and that you have warmed up adequately. Wearing adequate foot wear and ensuring you condition your body appropriately prior to entering into new fitness and sports endevours will also reduce your likelihood of plantar fasciitis.
Management of the symptoms involved in plantar fasciitis include:
Ice and strapping of inflamed area
Stretching and rolling out of calf and plantar fascia muscles.
Muscles release and massage techniques.
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact our qualified team.