Plantar fasciitis is a lesion that generally occurs during significant and repetitive stress on the plantar fascia.
It can occur in people who perform activities or sports that involve jumping, running, or sprinting.
Typically, this injury occurs during a period in which training intensity or volume has been increased too quickly with inadequate recovery. The practice of a new activity, a change of training surface, and a rushed transition to another type of shoes can be risk factors.
Plantar fasciitis can produce, but is not limited to, pain on weight bearing and sometimes edema under the arch of the foot near the heel.
The pain is often characterized as a needle-like sensation. Symptoms are usually present upon waking up, particularly during the first few steps.
Treatment of plantar fasciitis consists of Class IV Laser Therapy, management of any biomechanics stresses in the area and exercise rehabilitation to address any weaknesses that can be putting undue stress on the area.