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Enhance Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Plan with Physical Therapy of SA

Our trained therapists at Physical therapy of SA are committed to helping you eliminate Plantar Fasciitis pain through individualized care and evidence-based practice.

Our approach to treating plantar fasciitis incorporates a detailed evaluation, which will be fundamental in identifying the root cause of your symptoms. From this point, we create an individualized program that could entail manual therapies, exercises, orthotics devices, and education regarding appropriate footwear and activity changes.

Your comfort and well-being are our main concerns in the treatment process to ensure optimal outcomes. We equip you with information to help you manage your situation effectively and live a higher quality of life, whether you are dealing with severe pain or persistent aches. When it comes to beating plantar fasciitis and getting back on your feet, trust Physical Therapy of SA as your partner.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Millions of people annually suffer from plantar fasciitis, a common source of heel pain. In this condition, the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue along the bottom part of the foot, becomes inflamed. The most severe pain occurs in the morning when walking or running for the first time and after long standing hours.

Signs and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

The physical therapist will examine your foot and ankle to determine their movements, force, and gait; therefore, you will undergo a comprehensive medical examination. Additionally, they may ask about your footwear preferences and lifestyle. In certain cases, imaging tests like ultrasounds or X-rays might be needed to exclude other reasons for heel pain.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis at Physical Therapy of SA

Massage, joint mobilization, and myofascial tissue release can decrease pain and enhance plantar fascia and calf muscle flexibility.
Regular stretching of the posterior tibialis, gastrocnemius, and soleus muscles will help elongate these tissues, taking tension off the plantar fascia.
Foot exercises and calf stretches boost strength and firmness, thus decreasing stress on plantar fascia.
Your foot can be stretched by wearing a night splint while you are sleeping at night;it will keep your foot in a flexed position that will stretch your plantar fascia to reduce the morning pain.
Custom-made orthotics provide extra support for your arch and help spread weight evenly across your feet.
Putting ice on your heel area for 15-20 minutes can help decrease pain and swelling.
We will adjust what you do on an everyday basis as required so that you heal without causing more problems.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

In contrast with other treatment options, physical therapy has many benefits. These include:
Drug-free or surgery-free approach

Physical therapy does not require any medicines and operations.

Long-lasting relief

It works on your pain’s root cause in order to prevent its return later in life.

Enhanced mobility and functionality

Cortisol can enhance flexibility and restore power in the foot and ankle for easier accomplishing daily duties.

Faster recovery time

Physical therapy helps you achieve a faster recovery period. Hence, you will not have to spend more time off of work recovering after an injury.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis

Here are some ideas to aid in preventing plantar fasciitis:

Why choose Physical Therapy of SA for Plantar Fasciitis Treatment?

Expertise

Our therapist have specialized training and skills in plantar fasciitis treatment.

Personalized Approach

We ensure that your treatment plan is tailored to you as an individual; this is the only way to best address the root cause of your plantar fasciitis.

Comprehensive Care

We treat plantar fasciitis holistically using manual therapy, prescription exercise, and education, among other treatments.

Advanced Techniques

Our clinic uses the latest evidence-based methods and pain relief tools to facilitate healing.

Patient-Centered Focus

What should be important for you as a patient when attending treatment with us? Your comfort and satisfaction come first to our minds, so we strive to provide you with an accommodating environment throughout your time in treatment.

FAQs

The time it takes to recover may vary depending on how bad one’s symptoms are and how well one reacts to treatment. Many patients get better within weeks or months through proper medical care and self-help measures.
Although you must avoid activities that worsen your condition, you could try low-impact exercises like swimming and cycling. You can consult with your physical therapist to adjust your training regimen so as not to further harm your plantar fasciitis.
Corticosteroid injections may temporarily relieve symptoms of plantar fasciitis by reducing swelling and pain. However, they are usually used only after other treatments have failed to give satisfactory results. They can be dangerous, damaging plantar fascia or tissue weakening.
While many people experience relief from their symptoms with proper care, symptoms may reappear if one does not address some predisposing factors, such as poor footwear or overuse. Following a comprehensive treatment plan and taking steps to prevent future injury can help reduce the likelihood of recurrence.