Health Tips, Trigger Point, Foot Pain, Balance & Gait

Foot Fix: Overcome Plantar Fasciitis and Get Back on Your Feet

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As humans, we often take our feet for granted, assuming they will just carry us wherever we need to go without much thought. But when we experience pain in our feet, it can significantly impact our daily lives. One common foot condition that can cause significant discomfort is plantar fasciitis. In this blog, we will explore what plantar fasciitis is, how it can be diagnosed, and the role of manual therapy in managing this condition.  Not only can foot pain keep you from your day to day activities, it can also cause issues with balance and gait issues when walking.  This can create numerous other issues stemming from your foot pain.The

Causes and Risks of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is primarily caused by repetitive mechanical stress on the plantar fascia, which leads to micro-trauma and degeneration of the tissue. The plantar fascia is designed to absorb and distribute the weight of the body during weight-bearing activities such as walking, running, and standing. However, excessive or prolonged loading on the foot can cause microscopic tears in the plantar fascia, resulting in inflammation and pain.
Risk factors for plantar fasciitis include obesity, poor foot mechanics, improper footwear, and increased physical activity. Individuals who participate in high-impact activities such as running or jumping are also at higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Not All “Foot Rubs” Are Created Equally

Manual therapy is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment approach that can help manage the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Soft tissue mobilization,  joint mobilization, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy are common manual therapy techniques used to manipulate the affected area, reducing pain and inflammation and promoting healing.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Keeping  your feet healthy is essential to your overall health and well-being. If you suspect you have plantar fasciitis or just have undiagnosed foot pain, Manual therapy, along with state-of-the-art treatments . For example, the use of Neuro Re-Education stimulation gloves and aquatic neural foot-baths have proven to help manage plantar fasciitis, reducing pain and inflammation, while promoting healing. By incorporating these therapies into your treatment, we can help keep your feet healthy and pain-free for years to come.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Prevention is always better than treatment when it comes to foot health. Wearing comfortable and supportive shoes, maintaining a healthy weight, and stretching before physical activity can help prevent plantar fasciitis.

Take the Next Step Towards Relief

If you’re tired of suffering from the discomfort of plantar fasciitis, take the first step towards relief today. Schedule an appointment with Catalyst Physical Therapy and Our team of trained professionals will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan.  Your plan may include manual therapy and other cutting-edge techniques to help you get back on your feet and enjoying life to the fullest. Don’t let plantar fasciitis hold you back any longer – call us now to schedule your appointment! Give us a call at tel: 727-286-8408 or feel free to fill out the form below.
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