What Is Plantar Fasciitis? How We Can Help Treat This Condition

What Is Plantar Fasciitis? How We Can Help Treat This Condition

At Kintec, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries we see. If you’re wondering, ‘what is plantar fasciitis?’, we can help explain more about this condition. Poor mechanics, a change in exercise, and improper footwear can all contribute to small tears in the plantar fascia.

There are many treatment options for plantar fasciitis. We suggest booking an appointment with a Canadian Board Certified Pedorthist, who can conduct a comprehensive biomechanical assessment. Then, we can create a treatment plan designed specifically for your needs.

what is Plantar Fasciitis

Wondering ‘what is plantar fasciitis’? We can help

A pedorthist specializes in lower limb biomechanics, casts for and manufactures custom foot orthotics and professionally fits and modifies footwear. During the biomechanical assessment, the pedorthist investigates mechanical reasons for the excess strain on the plantar fascia. It’s then that we can determine whether custom orthotics and other devices will help relieve the strain. We will also look at many other treatment options that can include stretching, icing, and footwear. As every patient is different, it’s crucial to create a personalized treatment plan and reduce pain as quickly as possible.

Many people overlook the type and fit of shoe they are wearing. At Kintec, we go through a full shoe fit process for all clients. This 5 step process that looks at many aspects to find the perfect shoe. This includes the type of activities you will wear these shoes for and an actual foot measurement. As well, matching the shoes to your specific mechanics. Using our system, we are able to film you and show you how your feet are affecting the way you run and walk, and why a certain shoe will work best for you.

There are many different types of athletic and casual shoes so finding the correct one plays an important role in staying injury free. Plantar fasciitis can bring your running to a halt, and put a major strain on your job or training. We believe that staying active and pain-free is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy using our knowledge to help keep you that way.

Book An Appointment

If you are dealing with pain from plantar fasciitis, an appointment with a pedorthist can help set you on the path towards relieving pain and staying active on your feet. To book an appointment, call a Kintec location near you, or book an appointment online today!

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