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Plantar Fasciitis

Publish Date
February 21, 2022

 What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Foot pain is widespread is caused by many different factors, including poor footwear, low arches, high arches, and inflammation of the plantar fascia. When there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, it is called plantar fasciitis, and this is one of the most common reasons for someone to experience foot pain.

 

What is Plantar Fascia?

 

The Plantar Fascia is a connective tissue that extends along the bottom of your feet. It connects from the base of your toes to your heel and helps to support the arch of your foot and absorb shock.  

 

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

 

∙ Repetitive activities or movements, like running or jumping.

∙ Quick increase in activity or intensity of activity.

∙ Tight calf muscles.

∙ Poor footwear.

∙ Low or high arches.

 

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis:

∙ Sharp to dull achy pain in the bottom of the foot. Usually near the heel or in the arch of the foot.

∙ Pain with increased time walking or standing or activity.

∙ Discomfort with the first few steps while walking in the morning.

 

Can Physical Therapy Help?

 

Absolutely. Physical Therapy is a great way to help decrease the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis and get you back to your activities without any pain or limitations. Our Physical Therapists will use hands-on techniques to help reduce the inflammation of the Plantar Fascia. Our Physical Therapists will teach you stretches to help reduce the stress on the Plantar Fascia and give you exercises that will help strengthen the muscles in the foot, ankle, legs, and hips to help prevent this from becoming a recurring problem.

 

Give us a call at (985) 869-7221 to schedule your evaluation.

By Dr. Billy Beaudreau, PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

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