What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a medical condition that causes heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects the heel bone to the toes. It supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis develops when repeated weight-bearing activities put a strain on the plantar fascia.
Sign of Plantar Fasciitis
People with plantar fasciitis may experience pain:
- In the morning, when stepping out of bed
- When standing for prolonged period of time
- When standing up after sitting for a while
- After a weight-bearing activity, such as running
- When climbing stairs
- When walking barefoot
- Walking in shoes with poor support
Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis improves and strengthens muscle flexibility and enables a person to return to their daily activities. Treatments involving cold therapy and gentle exercise are initiated to achieve a speedy recovery. These treatments not only heal the planter fascists, but also prevent it from reoccurring in the future.
How Can a Physical Therapist Help You?
Physical therapists can develop a treatment plan for your specific needs. The treatment plan may include:
- Stretching exercises: These exercises help to improve the flexibility of the ankle and the plantar fascia
- Night splint: It helps to maintain correct ankle and toe positions.
- Ice pack: It decreases pain and inflammation.
- Lontophoresis: This is a gentle way to deliver medication through the skin.
- Taping of the foot: This provides short-term relief.
Call Integrated Medical Care (IMC) Physical Therapist for Planter Fasciitis!
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis and need physical therapy, then call Integrated Medical Care (IMC) right away. Our physical therapist will analyze your condition and create a personalized program for your recovery. Call us today at 845-535-9884 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.