If you are one of the many Spokane area residents who suffer from plantar fasciitis, give us a call at Centennial Sports & Physical Therapy. We can help soothe your aching feet so you can get back to your everyday life and activities.
What Is Plantar fasciitis?
The Mayo Clinic describes it this way: “Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of each foot and connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia).”
What Are The Symptoms?
This common foot condition causes a lot of pain and discomfort that you will probably notice most when you stand up after you have been sitting or lying down for a while.
- In The Ball Of Your Foot
- In Your Heel
- At The Arch Of Your Foot
Who Is At Risk Of Developing Plantar fasciitis?
Although this condition is most common in adults who are in their forties, it can occur at any age. You are more likely to develop it if your job requires you to spend a lot of time standing or if you are an athlete who runs and jumps.
Finding Relief From Foot Pain
You can begin treating your condition with at-home remedies such as ice packs, but to truly recover from plantar fasciitis and avoid it in the future, you should consider visiting a physical therapist.
Diagnosing The Problem
A physical therapist will ask for your medical history and discuss any other possible causes of foot pain. They will gently press and twist your foot to evaluate your condition and watch you walk to see if your gait is causing the pain. Their goal is to find the cause of your ailment, whether it is simply the demands of your job, your unsupportive shoes, or a bone spur.
Plantar Fasciitis Physical Therapy
Your physical therapist will plan a personalized treatment for you.
- Strengthening & Stretching Exercises
- Applying Tape For Quick Relief
- A Splint To Wear At Night
- Shoe Inserts
- Topical Medication
- Supportive Shoes
- Learning How To Work Out Safely