Plantar fasciitis

Ankle: Plantar fasciitis


Plantar fasciitis presents with pain that starts from the heel and then spreads to the entire sole of the foot.


The pain varies according to the severity of the problem, at the beginning it is bearable but if the inflammation is not treated it can become disabling.


The pain in the sole of the foot is more acute in the morning as the plantar fascia remained in a shortened resting position during the night, but waking up, foot movements require stretching of the fascia which, remaining contracted due to inflammation, causes pain.


During sport, pain occurs in the warm-up phase and then decreases or disappears during training.


However, it is not recommended to continue training because this type of inflammation does not heal spontaneously and instead tends to get worse with sport.

The causes of plantar fasciitis:

  • Wrong exercise or too intense workouts
  • Obesity
  • Inappropriate shoes
  • Flat feet
  • Weak leg muscles
  • Postural compensation
  • Hollow foot
Osteopathic treatment Plantar fasciitis
plantar fasciitis osteopathy
Anatomy atlas: “Sobotta: General anatomy and musculo-skeletal system”, F. Paulsen and J. Waschke

Osteopathic treatment

Osteopathic treatment is particularly indicated in cases of inflammation of the plantar fascia.

The reason for this lies precisely in the method of osteopathic treatment, which does not limit itself to managing foot symptoms but works on the whole body to cure the primary cause that triggered the problem.

As we have seen, in fact, the causes can be multiple and can also start from areas far from the foot.

The goal of osteopathic treatment is first of all to reduce tension in the plantar fascia to relieve pain, then to manage the cause of the inflammation to restore elasticity to the tissues, strengthen the muscles, correct posture and rebalance the mechanics of the foot and lower limb.

Additionally, osteopathic treatment ensures that no further damage occurs in the future.

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