Plantar Fasciitis

At Coventry Back Pain Clinic we treat a many cases of Plantar Fasciitis. It is a condition where inflammation of fibrous tissue known as the plantar fascia, extends along the underside of the foot, linking the heel bone and toes. This condition leads to severe heel discomfort for many people and is recognised as one of the primary sources of heel pain.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:

  • Sharp pain in the bottom of the foot, especially around the heel area.
  • Pain that worsens with the first steps in the morning or after prolonged rest periods.
  • Pain that intensifies after standing or walking for extended periods.
  • Stiffness and discomfort in the heel or arch of the foot.
  • welling or tenderness along the bottom of the foot.


When to see a healthcare professional:

If you’re experiencing persistent or severe heel pain, it is important to speak with a trusted healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment options.

Seek medical attention if:

  • Pain interferes with daily activities/quality of life.
  • Pain persists despite home remedies or self-care measures.
  • Noticeable signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, or drainage from the affected area.
  • You have diabetes or circulation problems, as foot conditions can lead to complications in these cases.


Should you walk with Plantar Fasciitis?

Keeping active is important for overall health, it’s crucial to listen to your body when you have plantar fasciitis. Walking or standing for prolonged periods can exacerbate the pain and delay healing. Consider reducing activities that aggravate your symptoms and go for low-impact exercises such as swimming or cycling.

Plantar fasciitis is often painful and debilitating, but with proper treatment and self-care, relief is possible. If you’re experiencing symptoms of the above, do not hesitate to contact Coventry Back Pain Clinic. By addressing the issue early on, you can prevent further complications and get back to enjoying daily activities pain-free.

Interesting fact: Robert De Niro suffered with plantar fasciitis when filming The Godfather Part Two. You can clearly see him struggling with heel pain. Director Francis Coppola said: “The audience would buy that the young Vito Corleone had an injury from one of his battles.”

Coventry might be a bit far for Hollywood legend De Niro, but if he suffers with the condition again, we’re happy to help!