Do you often wonder why you get pain in your heel or your arch when you get up first thing in the morning or even after you have been sitting for a while?
Pain in your heel and arch can be the most common foot complaint and is often an indication that there may be a compromise to the long band of fibrous tissue found under the foot called the plantar fascia. It often presents as sharp pain on the inside of the heel or even it the mid area, but can also be found in the mid region of the arch.
Treatment options are usually guided towards rectifying the cause of this problem, which inevitably could be mechanical. A proper physical examination is required first and management may include stretching, orthotic devices, a change of footwear, massage and strapping