Tennis Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms and Treatment

Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis symptoms often present themselves as a result of the repetitive motions required in tennis, as well as the unavoidable quick stops and starts when on the court. It manifests itself as pain in the bottom of the foot, anywhere from the heel to the toes. Because of the pounding motion all too common during a match, the foot can quickly become inflamed, leading to pain.

Whether you are an avid player, or just head out for a friendly match every once and a while, check out this video from Health Choices First. In it, physiotherapist Carl Peterson discusses plantar fasciitis and its symptoms:

Treatment for plantar fasciitis can include release work to work out the inflammation and to relieve tension in the foot. Warm up exercises to prep your body that are specific to tennis can also play a big part in keeping plantar fasciitis symptoms at bay.

A physiotherapist can help you find relief through a variety of different treatment methods, as well as assessing to see if orthotics to help support your arch would be beneficial.

For more about plantar fasciitis symptoms and treatment please contact Athletic Edge Sports Medicine today to speak with a physiotherapist. Call 416-800-0800.