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Plantar Fasciitis: Managing your foot pain

2017/11/09 Accueil Éducation et conseils

Plantar Fasciitis: Managing your foot pain

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs along the base of the foot. The ligament helps to support the foot arch as well as walking mechanics. The plantar fascia can get inflamed, swollen and irritated which can lead to very painful foot pain. This medical condition is caused by repetitive strain to the plantar fascia ligament.

Plantar fasciitis is typically present in certain populations such as:

  • Individuals with prolonged standing, walking or running
  • Middle-aged individuals and Athletes
  • Overweight individuals
  • Individuals with poorly fitted shoes
  • Muscular imbalances such as increased tension, decreased activation
  • Biomechanical dysfunction such as overpronating foot and improper gait mechanics



Treatment of plantar fasciitis includes specifically designed stretching, strengthening and mobility exercises. Devices such as custom made orthotics, orthopedic shoes and correctly fitted shoes can aid in providing pain relief, correcting posture and ensure correct foot mechanics.

At Kinatex Sports Physio Markham, our professionals are highly trained to treat plantar fasciitis. We use advanced GaitScan technology, 3D foam impressions and work only with certified laboratories to make the best quality custom orthotics for our patients.

Kinatex Sports Physio Markham uses Shockwave Therapy technology to effectively treat for foot pain from plantar fasciitis, among other tendinopathies.  Studies suggest a 90% improvement for plantar fasciitis with Shockwave Therapy treatment. Pain relief can often be experienced after only one Shockwave Therapy treatment!

Contact us today to see how we can help you manage foot pain and get you on your feet again!


Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis
By: Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Carol Frey, MD, Johannes Vester, PhD, Markus Maier, PhD, Lowell Weil Jr, DPM, Lowell Weil Sr, DPM, Martin Russlies, PhD, John Stienstra, DPM, Barry Scurran, DP, Keith Fedder, MD, Peter Diehl, MD, Heinz Lohrer, MD, Mark Henne, MD, and Hans Gollwitzer, MD

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