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Written by our Canadian Certified Pedorthist

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Are you experiencing sharp pain in your heel first thing in the morning when getting up from bed?

This could be a sign of plantar fasciitis. It's named one of the most common causes of sore feet by Canadian Certified Pedorthists and is caused by overstretching of the plantar fascia - a thick band of connective tissue that lies on the bottom of the foot. Usually, this foot pain will dissipate after taking a few steps, as the fascia “warms up” but can become worse after long periods of time sitting or standing. So, if you've ever felt an unexpected twinge as you stand from an uncomfortable office chair then you might want to look into treatment for plantar fasciitis!

A woman sitting on the floor rubbing her sore foot

How We Can Help

Plantar fasciitis is a frequent cause of foot pain and discomfort. This condition is often caused by improper foot biomechanics such as abnormal pronation (foot rolling inwards), high arches, flat feet, weight gain, or changes in activity levels. Identifying the root cause of plantar fasciitis is essential for proper treatment and relief. A Certified Pedorthist can do this through a comprehensive assessment which go beyond simply examining the foot, ankle and knee joints; it also takes into account lifestyle factors as well. This personalized approach is used to find your unique treatment plan. This is our Paris everyBODY WHOLE-istic approach.

A man sitting on a chair putting his custom foot orthotics in his running shoe

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

Are you living in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland with persistent foot pain? If so, we can help. At all four of our clinics, we offer a variety of treatments to help manage your symptoms and get you on the path to finding relief. Our Pedorthists will work with you in order to determine the best treatment approach for your situation, which may include:

With timely diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis, significant symptom reduction can usually be achieved within the first month. If left untreated however chronic heel pain may persist for up to a year or more.

We've been helping people in the Greater Vancouver stay moving since 1986! Book an appointment with one of our Canadian Certified Pedorthists today so we can help find the relief you need!


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