Plantar fasciitis is a stabbing sensation in the bottom of the foot close to the heel that causes much discomfort. It’s such a pain in the heel.
What causes it?
Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissues that connects your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of your foot. If repetitive stretching and tearing occurs, it can cause the fascia to become sore and inflamed. Sometimes a cause can be unclear, however there are risks that can help lead to the pain which includes: age, certain types of exercises, foot mechanics, obesity, and occupations that spend hours on foot.
At Premier Physical Therapy, we often see patients discouraged with their heel pain because it can be random and very painful. We always strive to work with podiatrists to let them know that surgery is not a quick answer to plantar fasciitis.
Good news! Premier Physical Therapy has specialized training including a taping technique that clears the pain of plantar fasciitis. In as little as one physical therapy visit, your foot can be feeling better!
Some other techniques to relieve plantar fasciitis pain through physical therapy is muscle strengthening, cryotherapy/icing, plus other remedies to reduce inflammation including naproxen sodium when needed.
Want to learn more? Call us today and ask us all your questions about your heel pain!