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Plantar Heel Pain

What is Plantar Heel Pain/Fascia Pain?

The Plantar fascia is a band of collagen tissue that connects between your heel and your toes, supporting the arch of your foot. Just like a joint, the Plantar Fascia is also subject to becoming irritated, this is known as Plantar Heel Pain/Fascia Pain.

Typical symptoms of Plantar Heel Pain/Fascia Pain are:

  • Pain is much worse when you start walking after sleeping or resting
  • Pain feels better during exercise, but returns after resting

See the attached leaflet for further information for management and treatment for Plantar Fascia Pain


Exercise Videos

Introduction and Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Stretches and Foam Roller

When to seek advice

If you have severe pain affecting your sleep and daily activities, if you have had a serious injury or you have symptoms that have not improved with self-management, you should contact your GP practice. If you have a red, hot swollen joint please ring 111