Everything to know about Plantar Fasciitis

Do your feet ache? Our feet are an essential part of our daily routine, which is why foot pain can have a big impact on our day. The following information will focus on plantar fasciitis and what you can do to deal with it.

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is the structure that includes the bottom and arch of the foot, which allows us to walk more efficiently. Repetitive sports like running or jumping can place stress on the bottom of the foot. This leads to degeneration of the plantar fascia, which causes pain in the bottom of the foot.


The most common symptom is feeling pain in the bottom of your foot when standing, walking or running. You can feel this pain in the heel or arch depending on the type of plantar fasciitis you have. The pain will usually be the worst when you are on your feet for long periods of time or when you are trying to run.

What can you do?

If you are dealing with foot pain that you think might me plantar fasciitis, it is best to make an appointment with a kinesiologist as they can assess your pain and let you know what might be going on. They can then create an injury rehab plan for you to relieve your foot pain. If your plantar fasciitis is caught and treated early you can see improvement in symptoms within a short period of time.

The experienced Kinesiologists at Fleming Fitness can help you with your plantar fasciitis foot pain. Contact us to make an appointment with us in Ottawa or Kingston!

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