How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated?

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

foot_pain.jpgPlantar Fasciitis is a tendonitis cause of pain to the heel of your foot. The band of fibrous tissue extending along the bottom of the foot – from the heel bone to the toes – is composed of the arch. When this tissue become inflamed due to over exertion, plantar fasciitis is diagnosed.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

The primary goals of plantar fasciitis plantar fasciitis physical therapy treatment at spine_and_sports_medicine:

  • Alleviate inflammation in the heel
  • Relieve pain in the heel
  • Improve foot strength
  • Improve foot flexibility
  • Correct excessive pronation of the foot to reduce stress of the ligament
  • Get you back on your feet!

Normal Pronation – This occurs when

  • Your foot and weight lands on the outer side of the heel first
  • Your weight then passes along the inner edge of your sole
  • Your weight is then distributed back to the outside of the foot

Excessive pronation occurs when your body weight remains fixed on the inner edge of the sole.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Steps

  • Immobilization of the ankle
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Individualized physical therapy

Strengthening the damaged arch tissue will release pressure to the heel and allow it to rehabilitate. Without physical therapy, the arch may not heal properly – or – take years to recover. Patients at spine_and_sports_medicine can expect to fully recover from plantar fasciitis without surgery within the span of a year.

Leading Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Provider

At spine_and_sports_medicine, diagnostic testing and physical therapy for your plantar fasciitis is available to you within one convenient location. To schedule your appointment with one of our physicians, please click the icon below or call 212.986.3888.

 

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