Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciopathy:
Extreme arch profiles (either high or low)
Joint disorders such as arthritis
Being overweight (BMI >25)
Work or lifestyle choice that lead to being on your feet for over 8 hours daily
Recent increases in exercise, common amongst runners.
Your Podiatrist will undertake a biomechanical assessment of you; this will consist of the clinician analysing the motion range and quality of key joints within your body. Findings from this assessment will help determine whether there are any limitations or abnormalities present.
Frequently prescribed treatments for Plantar Fasciopathy include:
Anti-inflammatory medication (in the earlier stages)
Adjusted exercise patterns and/or rest
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Surgery may be undertaken in extreme cases
If you are feeling symptoms of heel pain, please consult with one of our Podiatrists at Woodside clinic.
Luke McCarthy, one of our podiatrists, is currently undertaking research into the management of Plantar Fasciopathy for medical publishing.