How common is plantar fasciitis?
Due to its important role in foot stability and energy storage, the plantar fascia is prone to overload and injury. It’s common enough that we offer plantar fasciitis treatment multiple times a day at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry.
How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?
The strongest clue that someone might have plantar fasciitis is central to medial plantar heel pain (see pic) that is aggravated by weight bearing activities. Plantar fasciitis is characterised by sit to stand pain and pain and stiffness first thing in the morning. Adults most commonly have pain localised to the heel, whereas kids often have pain through the arch. It is also common to have multiple issues going on at the same time, such as muscle, nerve, or fat pad related pain in the same region around the plantar heel or arch of the foot.