plantar fasciitis

Want to Run the 2017 Melbourne Marathon? Podiatrist Answers the Top Questions.

Every year I get a tonne of questions from runners training for the Melbourne Marathon.

So I thought I'd put together the answers, to a few of the most common questions I get!

This year's Melbourne Marathon will be held on Sunday 15th October 2017, so your preparation should well and truly underway at this point. 

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Melbourne

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

We use our feet constantly throughout the day – whether it be while we are standing, walking, running, participating in sports or even climbing up stairs.

Our feet bear the weight of the entire body, so it is not uncommon for them to be subjected to overuse type injuries.

Under the foot is a thick layer of tissue called the plantar fascia that acts like a support mechanism to the arch of the foot.

Foot Arch Pain

The ‘arch’ of the foot, on the medial or inside of the foot is a common area for injuries and pain. It acts as the “shock absorber” of the foot and is lined by different tendons and muscles that support the bones of the foot. However, in some patients, these muscles and tendons can be overloaded due to mechanical factors and excess stress through the area. This can cause significant pain that can stop people from exercising and limit their daily activities. This article will cover this pain in a bit more detail.



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Dr Leah WatersWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Melbourne Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic. A Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

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