What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
What Are The Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis?
How Do I Treat Plantar Fasciitis?
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Rolling a tennis ball or frozen water bottle under the foot
- Wearing a splint or boot cast
- Properly fitted best custom orthotics or orthopedic shoes
- Elastic therapeutic tape
- Over-the-counter insoles or modified insoles
- Taking ill-fitting footwear out of rotation
If you have persistent heel pain, schedule a diagnostic assessment with our own licensed Chiropodists (foot specialists), use the booking form below or call 416-769-FEET(3338).
Our Toronto foot clinic is open Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm. You do not need a referral to become a patient at our Foot clinic.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
What Risk Factors Are Associated With Plantar Fasciitis?
- Flimsy footwear: wearing shoes with soft soles that don’t adequately absorb shock while you walk
- High-impact sports: Certain types of exercise put extra stress on the plantar fascia including long-distance running, ballet, and high intensity interval training
- Arch abnormalities: having flat feet or high arches
- Faulty foot mechanics
- Long hours on foot: working a job that requires you to be on your feet for a prolonged period of time, i.e. teachers, nurses, restaurant servers and factory workers (see Who We Treat)
- Increased body mass index
How Do I Prevent Plantar Fasciitis?
- Wear supportive shoes with good shock absorption and arch support
- Avoid high heels
- Replace worn-out running shoes
- Switch to lower-impact sports such as cycling or swimming
- Routinely stretch your arches, Achilles tendons, and calves
- Maintain a healthy body weight
Book an appointment for plantar fasciitis
You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or phoning the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).