Inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot. Patients report a stabbing sensation when they take their first steps in the morning.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and tends to be more common in runners. If you ignore your symptoms you are at risk of developing chronic heel pain. Patients who experience long term foot pain tend to alter their gait to reduce the pressure on the affected area and therfore long term this may cause other problems with the rest of the foot, the knees, the hips and the back. Most people can recover from plantar fasciitis with rest, icing the painful area, stretches and taking NSAIDs to relieve the pain and reduce the inflammation.
Metatarsalgia is the name given to pain in the front part of your foot under the heads of your metatarsal bones (the ball of your foot). The metatarsals are the bones which connect your toes to the tarsal bones and they support your full body weight when walking and running.
As a company we are able to help you with all of the above with simple assessments and treatments to ensure we are treating the affected area in the correct way.
We can also create customised insoles where we will ensure we are creating the perfect insole for your shoe to reduce the risk of any of the above from happening or in some cases reappearing. These are created bespoke to you and are individual to your feet.