Plantar fasciitis and Lenoir's Thorn


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.

Plantar fasciitis explained

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?

Sharp pain is felt in front of the heel.
Stiffness and pain is felt in the arch of the foot.
These may also be accompanied by secondary symptoms such as pain behind the heel or the Achilles tendon


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.

Favor a multi-disciplinary approach


The treatment of plantar fasciitis can sometimes be a complex and time-consuming process. There are no magic solutions to heal it. This is why continuous treatment is preferred. By combining different solutions we get the best results.

How to treat a plantar fasciitis?


Moulded foot orthoses

Night orthosis

Physitotherapy

Exercises and stretching

Therapeutic foot bandage

Cortisone injections

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