Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis or 'Policeman's heel' is a painful condition characterised by pain felt on the sole of the heel, often worse on the first heel strike (start-up pain). It may also become worse throughout the day, particularly if the patient has a job that involves a lot of walking. 

The plantar fascia is a thick and flexible band of tissue on the sole of the foot which connects the heel bone to the base of the toes, provides support to the longitudinal arch of the foot and acts as a shock absorber.

Individuals can experience pain from the plantar fascia suddenly or it can be built up over months or years due to damage which causes tiny tears to develop inside the tissues leading to inflammation.  

Treatment options


  • orthotics/heel raisers
  • shockwave therapy
  • surgical release of plantar fascia
  • injection therapy