Experiencing PLANTAR FASCIITIS IN Gibsonia PA?

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Do you have plantar fasciitis in Gibsonia PA? When the band that connects your calcaneus (heel bone) to the toes, the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed it can cause a lot of pain. Plantar fasciitis is most prevalent in runners, obese/overweight individuals, pregnant women, as well as people that wear improper shoes with little to no support. Other likely causes and/or contributing factors may be too much standing, vitamin c deficiency, and a sudden change to increased activity.

Plantar Fasciitis in Gibsonia PA

Likelihood of developing this condition increases between the ages of 40 to 70. Someone suffering from plantar fasciitis may experience stabbing pain in the heel and it generally is worse first thing in the morning with the first few steps of the day. Once your foot limbers up, the pain of plantar fasciitis normally decreases, but it may return after long periods of standing or after getting up from a seated position. It is not common to experience planar fasciitis in both feet simultaneously. If left untreated, a heel spur may occur.

In order to make a proper diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, an exam must be performed. During the exam, your foot will be tested by performing reflexes, testing the muscle strength and tone, as well as coordination and balance. A structural evaluation will also be performed to check the knees, hips and pelvis. If there is poor weight distribution or improper gait (walking pattern) then that may have caused the plantar fasciitis. To rule out any other possible causes, such as a heel spur, fracture, or subluxation, an x-ray may be taken.

The Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be treated with soft tissue work. The goal is to restore full range of motion in the different joints of the ankle and foot while minimizing stress to the plantar fascia. It is also common to work on the muscles of the calf to improve flexibility.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, call us at Primary Spine Care to see what we can do for you. While you are at home we recommend stretching your plantar fascia. This will aid in the pain and help the healing process. A great way to alleviate pain, without medication, is to perform ice massages over the site of the pain regularly. It is recommended you do this at least three to four times and day for no more than 20 minutes at a time. Use caution not to freeze your skin tissue. If it feels too cold it probably is.

Our treatment method is a combination of multiple therapies to correct the underlying problem and restore normal motion to the foot and ankle.

  • Specific foot and leg stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Active Release Technique on the Plantar Fascia and Muscles in the Foot and Leg
  • Rapid Release on the Plantar Fascia
  • Foot adjustments and gentle joint mobilization
  • Cold Laser Treatment for inflammation
  • Orthotic Fitting and inserts if necessary

If you need assistance to prevent or treat your plantar fasciitis in Gibsonia PA please give our team at Primary Spine Care a call.

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Primary Spine Care

5499 William Flinn Hwy #2
Gibsonia, PA 15044

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