Plantar Fasciitis and you

By: Jagdeep Takhar, Chiropodist, Sep 09, 2012
Plantar Fasciitis and you | The Foot Clinic Brampton

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Prevention and treatment is simple.

Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Spurs, as they are better known as essentially an outcome of overuse or misuse. The commonest cause being the constant pounding on a hard surface as happens when playing a sport or attending aerobics sessions without proper shoes. This usually begins with a minor pain which gets worse while taking the first few steps in the morning or when getting up from a sitting position. Those who neglect these symptoms would invariably find the pain becoming chronic.

Plantar Fascia is simply a band of tissue which attaches the heel bone to the base of the toes. During periods of extreme physical stress or activities like running and jumping the ligament gets inflamed. Prevention and treatment is simple considering that under an expert chiropodist's medical supervision undertaking some specific exercises and using some specific medicines those with Plantar Fasciitis would find remarkable recovery.

Jagdeep completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in Human Anatomy and Biology. She then proceeded to complete a graduate program in chiropody at the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences.

Jagdeep is a Chiropodist licensed by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario. In addition, she is a member of the Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Her participation in these organizations has allowed her to expand her chiropodial/podiatric medicine knowledge through continuing education courses and forming community partnerships with health professionals. 

Jagdeep offers a full range of chiropodial/podiatric treatments with areas of expertise in diabetic foot care, biomechanics including custom foot orthotics, and soft tissue surgery at The Foot Clinic in Brampton, Ontario

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