Plantar Fasciitis involves the foot’s arch. This takes the form of thick tissue from heel to toe and it allows the foot to ‘spring’ thereby absorbing impact. When the plantar fascia collagen fibres break down the individual experiences pain. We find that around two thirds of individuals suffering from this type of injury are experiencing bone growth in the area which then presses down on the plantar fasciitis.
How to tell if you have plantar fasciitis
- Pain when running (particularly in a downhill direction)
- Discomfort in the heel and inside arch of the foot
- Initial pain on waking up