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Plantar Fasciopathy

Practitioner: Lisa Whiteman, Podiatrist 

Practice: Resonance Podiatry, New Zealand

Patient: 43 year old female netball umpire 

The plantar fascia is a tight band of thick connective tissue supporting the medial arch of the foot running from the calcaneus (heel) to the metatarsal heads. Plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common causes of heel pain and usually occurs at the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus. There are a number of predisposing factors contributing to plantar fasciopathy including obesity, occupations requiring people to stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time, excessive pronation or reduced mobility in the ankle, footwear or taking up activities such as running or suddenly increasing the run distance.

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