Do you ever get pain on the bottom of your foot in the morning that seems to get better once you take a few steps? Well that is a very common symptom of plantar fasciitis. This condition is when the plantar fascia of the foot (connective tissue on the underside of the foot) becomes inflamed and causes pain. This inflammation can lead to loss of flexibility, aching or burning pain, and difficulty walking.
How Physical Therapy Help Plantar Fasciitis
Typical “treatment” for plantar fasciitis is to place orthotics or arch supports in the shoes to decrease the tension upon the plantar fascia. These can be expensive and ultimately make the condition worse as the arch supports slowly make the foot weaker. The true treatment for plantar fasciitis is to correct any faulty gait mechanics as well as increasing the strength and flexibility of the foot intrinsics. Call us today to find out how we can help you eliminate pain quickly and get back to what you love to do!