Relinque Sports and Spinal Group offers quality care for plantar fasciitis to local residents in Ivanhoe & surrounding areas including Eaglemont, Northcote, Kew, Alphington, Heidelberg & Fairfield.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the heel bone that extends along the sole of the foot towards the toes. It forms the arch of the foot and functions as our natural shock-absorbing mechanism.
The plantar fascia is not very elastic and therefore is very limited in its capacity to stretch or elongate. Therefore, when too much traction is placed on the plantar fascia micro-tearing can occur, resulting in irritation, inflammation and pain.