Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue (fascia) that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. It both supports the arch of the foot and absorbs shock when walking. Tension and stress on the fascia can cause small tears. Repeated stretching and tearing of the facia can irritate or inflame it.
Graphic Displaying where Plantar Fasciitis affects a foot. It affects the bottom of the heel.


Stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel.
Increased pain following physical activity.
Increased pain early in the morning or when weight-bearing after prolonged periods of rest.


Physical examination, observe the patient’s past medical history, and inquire about when pain is active during the day. X-rays and other imaging studies may be ordered to rule out or search for other possible conditions, including bone spurs.

Suggested Orthotics & Modifications

Device Type: Pathology-Specific Device for Plantar Fasciitis.

Device Standard: Minimum cast fill, 20mm Heel Cup, 4 Deg Rear Foot Post, 4mm Medial Heel Skive, 1/16 Poron CV/Ext. To Toes, Heel Spur Accom, Vinyl Cover

Suggested Modifications: None required for pathology specific devices.


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Tuesday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Wednesday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Thursday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Friday: 8am-4:30pm MST
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed