Plantar Fasciopathy and Heel Pain
Repetitive stress/impact in the foot and leg coupled with limited ankle mobility increases the loading stress over the heel region. Poor management and accumulation of tension in the calf and muscles around the foot and leg cause pain in the arch of the foot
What can you do?
Regular conditioning and muscle relaxation therapy to balance out tension build up in the muscle around the foot and leg.
Awareness of proper training progression to avoid “Too Much, Too Soon” pitfall
Limit training times and number of Lunges performed during growth spurt periods for adolescent teens.
What can MyPhysio do?
We will usually start with some foot and ankle testing to see what structures are involved if there is no prior MRIs taken.
Check for stability of the foot and ankle in functional and fencing specific movements.
Correct any biomechanical compensations that may cause future problems, manage the pain, and provide exercises to prevent further injury.
Recommendation to use heel cushions or taping during practice periods.
Our first goal is to get you pain free while concurrently improving on your foot and lower limb mechanics to maximize usage of your leg musculature rather than over a single joint
We go through footwork drills on attacking and retreating to improve speed and efficiency of your movements.
Strength and conditioning advice to correct muscle imbalance and optimise mechanic efficiency, strength and power to reduce risk of re-injury.