Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis means 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.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Repeated small injuries to the fascia (with or without inflammation) are thought to be the cause of plantar fasciitis. The injury is usually near to where the plantar fascia attaches to your heel bone.

How common is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is common. Around 1 in 10 people will get plantar fasciitis at some time in their life. It is most common in people between the ages of 40 to 60 years. However, it can occur at any age. It is twice as common in women as it is in men. It is also common in athletes.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Pain is the main symptom. This can be anywhere on the underside of your heel. However, commonly, one spot is found as the main source of pain. This is often about 4 cm forward from your heel and may be tender to touch.

The pain is often worst when you take your first steps on getting up in the morning, or after long periods of rest where no weight is placed on your foot. Gentle exercise may ease things a little as the day goes by, but a long walk or being on your feet for a long time often makes the pain worse.  Resting your foot usually eases the pain.

Sudden stretching of the sole of your foot may make the pain worse – for example, walking upstairs or on tiptoes. You may limp because of pain. Some people have plantar fasciitis in both feet at the same time.

How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

The Plantar Fasciitis Strap

Our strap is designed to reduce plantar fasciitis pain through continuous elastic tension and pressure. This quick relief aid can be purchased straight from our online store. click here

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Shockwave Therapy

We offer shock wave treatments for plantar fasciitis. This procedure helps elevates any pain and is very effective in getting rid of it altogether. You will require a short course of three weekly sessions.  Visit our page here for more details. 

Made-to-measure Insoles

You may need to have some custom insoles made to help relieve the pain you have in your feet. Click Here To Learn More.


We also offer a wide selection of easy to wear and cosy shoes as well as specialist socks to make sure your feet no longer suffer from any aches or pains. Click Here To Learn More.

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