Case Study: Female 55 Years Old, Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is the inflammation of the plantar fascia which is the connective tissue on the sole of the heel. Our Physiotherapists in Oakville encounter heal pain on a weekly basis. The condition is usually caused by the overuse of the plantar fascia and can be very difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Sometimes called “policeman’s heel”, it can develop into plantar fasciitis if left unchecked (plantar fasciitis is characterized by the degeneration of the tendon, rather than the simple inflammation). With proper physio care, however, it can be easily treated.
For example, a 55 year old working female patient, mother of three children, has been experiencing heel pain for around 18 months. She is one of 2.2 million North Americans that will get plantar fasciitis this year and is contributing to the “11% of North Americans will get plantar fasciitis in their lifespan” stat. Each morning she feels an excruciating pain in her right foot when she takes her first step, and she’s decided to finally get some physiotherapy treatment for it. After visiting our clinic twice a week for 8-12 weeks, she was pain free and showed no signs of plantar fasciitis.
If you are experiencing any heel pain and think it may be plantar fasciitis or the first step you take in the morning hurts, come in and have it properly assessed here at Nottinghill family Wellness Center. Get yourself on the road to recovery!