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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue running along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toe. It results in pain and tenderness when standing, walking, or running due to increased tension in the plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common cause is overuse or repetitive strain on the plantar fascia due to activities such as running and jumping, which can lead to micro-tearing of the tissue. Other causes include tight calf muscles, flat feet, high arches, obesity, long periods of standing or walking, improper shoes, and an increase in activity level.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is a sharp pain in the heel area that may also radiate into the arch or toes. Other symptoms include swelling, tenderness, and stiffness in the affected area. Pain is usually worse after periods of rest and when standing or exercising on hard surfaces.
Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is typically based on the patient’s symptoms and physical examination. X-rays and MRI scans may be used to rule out other conditions such as bone spurs or tears in the plantar fascia.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include age, obesity, tight calf muscles, high arches, and flat feet. People who participate in activities that involve running or jumping are also at an increased risk of developing the condition.
Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the condition but can include rest, stretching exercises, icing, using arch supports or orthotics, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) medications, or wearing a night splint. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to release tension in the plantar fascia.
To reduce the risk of plantar fasciitis, it is important to wear shoes that provide adequate support, stretch regularly, and strengthen the muscles in the foot and lower leg. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding sudden increases in activity levels, and avoid excessively hard surfaces can help prevent plantar fasciitis.
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Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. A physical therapist will typically start by evaluating the patient’s posture, gait, and muscle strength to identify any underlying issues such as tight calf muscles or weak foot muscles that may be contributing to plantar fasciitis.
The therapist will then devise a personalized program of exercises tailored to the individual’s needs, which may include stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and balance training. In addition, manual therapies such as massage and manipulation techniques may be used to reduce tension in the plantar fascia and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Physical therapists may also provide advice on proper shoe selection, activity modifications, and other lifestyle changes that can help reduce pain levels and prevent the recurrence of plantar fasciitis. Overall, physical therapy can be a safe and effective treatment for plantar fasciitis that doesn’t involve the use of drugs or surgery.
Our team of experienced physical therapists will help create an individualized treatment plan that is tailored specifically to your needs and goals. With our guidance and support, you can be sure you are getting the best possible care for your plantar fasciitis and get back on track as soon as possible! Contact us now to get started.