Plantar Fasciitis can sometimes be used as a catch-all diagnosis and sometimes another condition (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction) is misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis.
True Plantar Fasciitis presents with heel pain with the first few steps in the morning, and with standing after sitting for long periods of time. The Plantar Fascia is a ligament located on the bottom of the foot and maintains the arch height and provides stability when you walk.
When there are biomechanics problems (collapsed arches or stiff ankles); this causes increased stress on the fascia; causing injury, inflammation and pain.
At night and rest, the fascia will try to repair itself so when you stand again you will reinsure the fascia and start the painful cycle again which can repeat for months or even years.
Once you correct the biomechanics problems traumatizing the Plantar Fascia, the pain and inflammation will resolve.
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Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.