Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel Spur
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation to the plantar fascia, a structure that connects the heel to the toes and stops the arch of the foot collapsing during normal gait. Due to biomechanical misalignments the foot flattens too much during the gait cycle and can cause this structure to become stretched. Micro tears appear at the point of origin at the heel and cause pain during walking and running. When the condition is more severe, pain is felt when first putting the foot down in the morning or after periods of rest.