The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of connective tissue that joins the heel to the bones of the forefoot and supports the arch the same way a truss supports a bridge. When the foot is stressed or destabilised, the plantar fascia tears away from the heel causing pain and tenderness in the arch or on the heel bone, especially upon taking the first steps in the morning or when getting up after sitting for a while.
Some factors that can lead to foot destabilisation include flat or high arched feet, poor footwear, sudden weight gain (such as during pregnancy), an increase in running or other activity, or working on hard surfaces.
At the Bloor West Foot Clinic, we always look for the underlying cause of your heel pain. That way we know that your treatment will produce long term results as opposed to a band-aid solution. With therapies such as Foot Mobilisation Technique we can get you back on your feet doing what you love!
Hours of Operation
Wed 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Fri 7:30 a, – 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone (647) 725-1555 Fax (647) 498-1186
2248A Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6S 1N6 (Between Runnymede & Beresford)
Green P parking is avail- able just north of Bloor St. on Beresford Avenue.
Steps from Runnymede Station along Bloor- Danforth subway line.