Managing Plantar Fasciitis with Physiotherapy

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain. The Plantar Fascia is a thick band of tissue on your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. If you put extra pressure on your plantar fascia then it gets swollen, weak, and inflamed. It gives you stabbing pain in the morning but the pain decreases when you start moving. The pain might return when you stand for a long time. Managing Plantar Fasciitis with Physiotherapy is the most common treatment.

Plantar Fasciitis is very common in elderly people as well as runners, sportspersons, soldiers, overweight people, and those who wear shoes with high heels. You can get the pain in one foot or both feet.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Being overweight can definitely give pressure on your feet. Walking or standing for a long time can cause Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Walking or rising after sitting for a long period of time gives you stabbing pain.
  • One who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis if that person wears shoes with not enough support can cause plantar fasciitis.
  • Plantar Fasciitis can cause if you have tight Achilles tendons.
  • Age is the most common cause of Plantar Fasciitis. It is common among the ages of 40-70 and young people, who are runners and hikers.
  • Work that keeps you on your feet for a long time such as teachers, workers, nurses, and others who spend most of their work hours standing on a hard surface causes Plantar Fasciitis.

What are the symptoms of Planter Fasciitis?

  • Morning foot pain
  • Pain after you start walking for a while
  • Pain after certain types of exercises
  • Chronic heel pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Leg stiffness
  • Back or hip problems.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Most people recover from Plantar Fasciitis with just a little rest and stretching after they get out of bed but for others managing Plantar Fasciitis with physiotherapy and exercises can definitely be helpful for reducing heel pain.

Physiotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis:-

  • Foot alignment
  • Calf Stretching
  • Muscle strengthening
  • Plantar Fascia Stretching
  • Stretching and strengthening exercise
  • Leg massage
  • Ice massage
  • Ultrasound treatment


  • Do toe stretches before you get out of the bed
  • Towel stretch the bottom of your foot
  • Wear splints or braces during the night
  • Use comfortable or doctor-prescribed shoes
  • Regular Morning walks
  • Use a rolling pin or ball while sitting.

These are normal exercises that you can do on a regular basis or you can ask your Physiotherapist how to manage Plantar Fasciitis with Physiotherapy. Some exercises can give you better results than others. If you continue doing exercises regularly then it will be cured within a few months.

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