Do you suffer from heel or arch pain? You’ve come to the right place as Atrium Foot Clinic has years of experience providing solutions to this condition. Heel and arch pain is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of your foot known as plantar fasciitis. This condition is more specifically an inflammation of the connective tissue known as plantar fascia which stretches from the base of your toes to the heel bone.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
The most common cause of this condition is when your foot rolls inward excessively when walking, otherwise known as overpronation. This will flatten your feet, lengthen the arch and put added tension on your plantar fascia. This can cause inflammation over time.
Explore Your Options with Our Barrie Foot Specialists
At Atrium Foot Clinic, your foot specialists in Barrie, Owen Sound and Penetang, we will discuss your options and find ways to relieve your discomfort. You might be a good candidate for custom orthotics. Plantar Fasciitis, also known as heel spur syndrome, can also be treated by other conservative measures such as anti-inflammatory medicine, ice packs, stretching and physical therapy. You should consult with your doctor whenever taking any medication. If your problem persists, extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) may be an option.