Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis: Comprehensive Care at Atwell Podiatry

Plantar fasciitis, commonly known as heel pain, is a condition that impacts the plantar fascia, a crucial fiber band stretching from the heel to the balls of the feet. This elastic bridge serves as a shock absorber, supporting the arch of your feet. However, when the plantar fascia experiences tension or stress, it can lead to micro-tears, often concentrated near the heel, resulting in plantar fasciitis.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis typically manifests as a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel, especially pronounced when transitioning from sitting to standing after prolonged periods or taking your first steps in the morning.

Exploring the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

Several factors contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Footwear: Choosing supportive shoes can help alleviate pressure on the plantar fascia.
  • Excessive Exercise: Engaging in high-impact activities like long-distance running or sprints without adequate warm-up or stretching can strain the plantar fascia.
  • Foot Mechanics: Individuals with flat feet or high arches may be more prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
  • Occupation: Professions that involve prolonged standing or walking on hard surfaces, such as teachers, nurses, and miners, can place increased stress on the plantar fascia.
  • Age: Plantar fasciitis is commonly seen in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60 due to weakening tissues in the feet and heightened susceptibility to inflammation with age.

Personalized Care at Atwell Podiatry

At Atwell Podiatry, we understand the impact of heel pain on your daily life, and our tailored treatments aim to address your specific needs. Our comprehensive approach to treating plantar fasciitis may include orthotics, dry needling, footwear guidance, foot mobilization techniques, and stretching exercises personalized to you.

Contact Us for Expert Guidance

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of your heel pain, our compassionate team at Atwell Podiatry is here to support you. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are committed to providing transparent, timely, and exceptional care.


Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards finding relief from plantar fasciitis. At Atwell Podiatry, you are more than a patient – you are part of our valued family, and we are dedicated to helping you regain optimal foot health and overall wellness.

Are you battling with any conditions not mentioned above? Please contact us today, for more information on how we can help you!