Plantar faciitis is a very painful condition affecting the tendons in the sole of the foot.

It has many causes, some which are easily treated by using orthotics or changing footwear and others which require more intensive treatment and long term care.

Causes can be many, but it is often due to, standing for long periods of time, change of footwear or incorrect footwear.

Runners or walkers who increase exercise intensity too quickly.

It is also associated with weight gain, especially in the over 40’s age group.

Plantar fasciitis has many other names such as “Dog’s Heel”, “Policeman’s Foot” or “Flip Flop disease.

The following range of splints and supports including the Strassburg sock are suitable for patient home use.

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