Do you suffer from a sharp pain in the heel first thing in the morning?
Plantar Fasciitis affects the heel and is a common foot complaint in golf. The foot plays a key role during the golf swing, as it pivots to allow the hips to rotate fully. Problems occur if a golfer over-pronates and their weight is not distributed evenly across the feet.
What are the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis amongst golfers?
Over-extension is a major cause of plantar fasciitis; prevalent in amateur golfers who have not learnt the correct stance and swing technique.
Wearing golf shoes that don’t adequately support to the arch area of the feet can aggravate over-extension, increasing the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
How Can Plantar Fasciitis be Prevented?
A quick trip to a Podiatrists and purchasing prescription orthotics is one of the best ways to protect yourself against plantar fasciitis. Insoles will help to avoid over-extension by stabilising the feet, ensuring weight is distributed evenly and helping to correct your stance during the golf swing.
How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated at Elite Performance Therapy?
To ease pain and swelling we apply PRICE: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation
A bespoke programme of specific stretching exercises
Deep tissue techniques to release tight calf muscles; gastrocnemius and soleus