Between 10% and 15% of the population is susceptible to an episode of plantar fasciitis in their lifetime. Half of people who suffer from plantar fasciitis also have Lenoir’s Thorn.

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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a foot injury caused by the stretching or rupture of the plantar fascia, a fibrous membrane that extends from the heel bone to the base of the toes. This membrane is, in a certain way, the "floor" of the foot.

What is plantar fasciitis recognized for?

It is characterized by a sharp pain felt in front of the heel, stiffness and pain in the inner arch of the foot, and secondary symptoms such as pain in the heel or Achilles tendon. This condition is usually associated with a Lenoir spur, which is present in half of all plantar fasciitis sufferers.

Causes of plantar fasciitis

Practising a sport without preparing the muscles and tendons, or without having the adequate equipment;
Excess weight: This is a major risk factor for plantar fasciitis, especially because excess weight increases tension in the muscle chain at the back of the legs. Wearing shoes that support the arch and heel poorly, largely because the soles or heels are too hard; Walking or standing up on hard surfaces.

Treatment : a multi-disciplinary approach

Treating plantar fasciitis is a complex and lengthy process. There is no magic solution to completely heal this injury. That's why a multidisciplinary approach is preferred, combining different methods to achieve the best results. Treatment options include the use of molded foot orthotics, night orthotics, physiotherapy, specific exercises and stretches, therapeutic foot bandages and, in some cases, cortisone injections.To relieve pain and reduce the risk of recurrence, regular stretching and strengthening exercises of the foot and ankle muscles are recommended. It is also advisable to wear well-fitting, cushioned shoes, and to consider the use of specialized footwear, custom-made orthopedic insoles or foot orthotics, on the recommendation of a healthcare professional.

Foot orthotics

Foot orthotics can be an effective treatment option for individuals suffering from plantar fasciitis, a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes.

How to treat a plantar fasciitis?

Moulded foot orthoses

Night orthosis


Exercises and stretching

Therapeutic foot bandage

Cortisone injections

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