Speaking about heel pain, plantar fasciitis is among the most frequent condition that cause pain in the heel.  Plantar fasciitis is also known as heel spurs syndrome, it is because of the inflamed band of tissue (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot joining the heel bone to your feet that cause the pain. We have treated more than 100 patients suffering from heel pain and most of them recovered within 5 to 10 visits and most importantly they are satisfied because we providing plantar fasciitis treatment without any injection or surgical intervention.

Before we go further on what causes plantar fasciitis, let’s understand more about plantar fascia. Plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue which supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. It runs from the heel bone toward the heads of each toes and bones of the mid-foot. Plantar fascia helps to support the arch of the foot by acting as a tie-rod, where it undergoes tension when the foot bears weight.  Try feeling it by holding and pulling your toes back… Besides, plantar fascia has an important role in dynamic function during gait (human locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs.


Most of our patients have a major complaint of pain at the bottom of the heel or sometimes at the bottom mid-foot area.  Plantar Fasciitis usually affects one foot, but it can affect both feet too.

The pain is described as dull or sharp pain which sometimes accompanied with burning or aching sensation on the bottom of the foot extending outward from the heel.

One of the most common finding is the pain usually worse in the morning when you take your first few steps out of the bed or after sitting or lying down for a period. Some of you might have difficulty climbing up the stairs due to heel stiffness.

The pain can flare up due to increased irritation or inflammation after prolonged activity. People with plantar fasciitis don’t usually feel pain during the activity, but rather just after stopping.


In fact, active men and women between ages of 40 and 70 are the highest risk for developing plantar fasciitis.  One of the main risk factors is being overweight or obese due to increase pressure on your plantar fascia ligament.

Those whose work require walking all day long such as restaurant server, working in factory or air steward have higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis. This is because of wear and tear happens at the foot causing irritation and inflammation.

Other factors include structural foot problems such as high arches or flat feet will contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.



In One Spine, our chiropractors will conduct a series of examination including physical examination, muscular strength test, neurological test and even X-ray may be necessary to check if there is any bone fracture.

One Spine Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Center is well known for providing Plantar Fasciitis treatment in Malaysia. With cooperation between Chiropractors and Physiotherapists backed with advanced therapeutic device such as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy and Ultrasound Therapy, we are in confident to treat our patients with at least 95% recovery rate.

Home treatment such as rest, icing and drugs are often the first way to treat plantar fasciitis. However, this is just to reduce your pain without solving the root cause.  In One Spine, we aim to find out the root cause and treat it to prevent re-occurrence, most importantly we treat you through the approach of non-surgical and non-invasive method.

In addition, along the route to recovery, physical therapy plays an important role by showing you the exercises to strengthen your lower leg muscles, helping to stabilize your walk and lessen the workload on your plantar fascia. Many patients only focus on treating their current condition but always ignore to reconditioning and strengthening of their own body to prevent reoccurrence in the future.

We focus not only treating the cause but also to educate our patients in prevention of injury. Call us today to get your pain treated !