Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation or tearing of the thick band of tissue that runs under your foot. This band is called the Plantar Fascia, and it connects your heel bone to your toes. The tissue becomes irritated and inflamed and can produce painful symptoms.
Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis are
- Weight gain
- Flat feet
- Running/Sudden increase in Physical activity
- Foot injuries/Trauma to the foot
- The way you walk
- Wearing improper/non-supportive footwear
- Increasing Age
- Flat feet or high arches
- Standing on your feet for extended amount of hours
Treatment optionsCustom Foot Orthotics
Prescribed by our foot specialists, these high quality, comfortable, custom products are designed to take pressure off your plantar fascia, alleviate your present heel pain and have the highest rates of effectiveness for plantar fasciitis. Insuring proper offloading also means that it is less likely to reoccur.
Produces an anti-inflammatory response, enhancing blood circulation to help regenerate damaged tissue. This type of therapy accelerates the healing process with no side effects and no downtime after treatments!
An anti-inflamatory light that improves tissue repair and reduces pain/ inflammation in your foot. This therapy treats the local area and improves blood flow into the area. Laser therapy is a pain free treatment that has no side effects or downtime after therapy.
Strengthening/ Stretching exercise
These custom designed exercise plans increase strength and mobility and encourage blood flow to the area. These exercises will help reduce your pain and help prevent further injury.
Our foot specialists may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to help manage your pain and treat your acute or chronic plantar fasciitis. Oral medications, injectable cortisone, or topical medications can be administered for your pain.
Proper, comfortable footwear is required to help the healing process for your plantar fasciitis. Well supporting, comfortable shoes are important to get you back on your feet!