Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

[jk_section fullwidth_section=”no” special_section=”no” primary=”true” visibility=”false” section_setting_id=1 ][jk_row primary=”true” visibility=”false” row_setting_id= “1”][jk_col size=”4_4″ primary=”true” ][jk_mod display_name=”Header” module_name=”header” module_type=”non-content” primary=”true” module_id=1 ][/jk_mod][/jk_col][/jk_row][/jk_section][jk_section fullwidth_section=”no” special_section=”no” primary=”true” visibility=”false” section_setting_id=2 ][jk_row primary=”true” visibility=”false” row_setting_id= “2”][jk_col size=”4_4″ primary=”true” ][jk_mod display_name=”Top Menu” module_name=”menu” module_type=”non-content” primary=”true” module_id=2 ][/jk_mod][/jk_col][/jk_row][/jk_section][jk_section fullwidth_section=”no” special_section=”yes” bg_image=”” bg_transparent=”off” bg_color=”” bg_video_mp4=”” bg_video_webm=”” bg_video_width=”” bg_video_height=”” video_pause=”off” inner_shadow=”off” padding_top=”” padding_bottom=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”20″ inner_bg_image=”” inner_row_color=”#ffffff” inner_padding_top=”20″ inner_padding_bottom=”20″ inner_margin_top=”” inner_margin_bottom=”20″ inner_border_radius=”” css_id=”” css_class=”” visibility=”true” section_setting_id=3 ][jk_special_col type=”2_3″ colunms=”2″ is_special=”1″][jk_inner_row data_colunms=”2″ row_setting_id=”3″ visibility=”true”][jk_col size=”4_4″][jk_mod module_name=”text” module_type=”content” custom_module_name=”Content” undefined=”Icons” content=”<p><em><a href__equalto____cout__/about-us/__cout__><img class__equalto____cout__ size-medium wp-image-331 alignleft__cout__ src__equalto____cout__/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/5_Plantar-Fasciitis-Treatment-300×200.jpg__cout__ alt__equalto____cout__5_Plantar Fasciitis Treatment__cout__ width__equalto____cout__300__cout__ height__equalto____cout__200__cout__ /></a>Plantar fasciitis is caused by strain on the plantar fascia on your foot.   It involves inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to your toes and supports your arch as well as being a sort of shock absorber.</em></strong></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>The cause of plantar fasciitis is considered to be repeat injuries to the fascia of the foot. Most often, the injuries are close to where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>The tendon that joins your calf muscle to your heel is the Achilles tendon. If this tendon is too tight, it can inhibit flexibility in your ankle and increase the likelihood of damaging the plantar fascia.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__> Pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel</p>
<ul style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>
<li>Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning, or after a long period of rest. The pain subsides after a few minutes of walking</li>
<li>Greater pain after (not during) exercise or activity</li>
</ul>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>It may be useful to ease your way through the pain by doing some gentle exercises throughout the day and when you first rise in the morning. Strenuous exercise or standing for long periods of time will usually exacerbate the problems. Making sure to get plenty of rest will reduce the pain.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>__cout____squarer__companyname__squarel____cout__ podiatrist can usually diagnose plantar fasciitis just by talking to you and examining your feet. Rarely, tests are needed if the diagnosis is uncertain or to rule out other possible causes of heel pain.</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>These can include X-rays of the heel or an ultrasound scan of the fascia. An ultrasound scan usually shows thickening and swelling of the fascia in plantar fasciitis.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>Although there is no single cure, many treatments can be used to ease pain. In order to treat it effectively for the long-term, the cause of the condition must be corrected as well as treating the symptoms.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>Our Podiatrist will suggest some steps that patients should take in order to cure their plantar fasciitis:</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__> Rest</p>
<ul style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>
<li>Apply Ice Packs</li>
<li>Exercises and Stretches</li>
<li>Anti-Inflammatory Medications</li>
<li>Shoe Inserts</li>
<li>Night Splints</li>
</ul>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>Plantar fasciitis pain will take time to go away. Using these treatments is the best way to relieve the pain and it can take up to a year to be completely gone. Patience and perseverance is the key.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>At times, cortisone injections may be used to reduce the pain, swelling and inflammation of plantar fasciitis. Most doctors believe that there are possibly more serious side effects when cortisone is injected into the heel area.</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>There are new treatment options being studied. It is a shock wave therapy named extracorporeal shock wave or ESWT. The “micro trauma” produced by this therapy is considered to stimulate the body’s own tissue repair process. ESWT is being suggested for patients who have not gained relief from other treatments or patients who have considered having surgery.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>For more information on Plantar Fasciitis Treatment contact us at <b><i>__squarer__phone__squarel__</i></b></p>
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” font_fmaily=”” text_color=”#000000″ show_title=”yes” text_orientation=”left” text_orientation_mob=”left” top_padding=”” bottom_padding=”10″ left_padding=”” right_padding=”” bg_color=”” height=”” width=”” show_on=”A” advance_style_options=”no” undefined=”yes” undefined=”no” css_id=”” css_class=”” display_name=”Text” crawl=”true” content=”<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><a href__equalto____cout__/about-us/__cout__><img class__equalto____cout__ size-medium wp-image-331 alignleft__cout__ src__equalto____cout__/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/5_Plantar-Fasciitis-Treatment-300×200.jpg__cout__ alt__equalto____cout__5_Plantar Fasciitis Treatment__cout__ width__equalto____cout__300__cout__ height__equalto____cout__200__cout__ /></a></em><strong><em>Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones, just behind the toes. It supports the arch of your foot, and also acts as a shock-absorber for your foot.</em></strong></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>Repeated small injuries to the fascia are thought to be the cause of plantar fasciitis. The injury usually occurs close to where the plantar fascia connects to your heel bone.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>The tendon that joins your calf muscle to your heel is the Achilles tendon. If this tendon is too tight, it can affect your ability to flex your ankle. This makes you more likely to damage your plantar fascia.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>The most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:</strong></em></p>

<ul style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>
<li>Pain on the bottom of the foot near the heel</li>
<li>Pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed or being off your feet a while</li>
<li>Greater pain after (but not during) exercise or activity</li>
</ul>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>The pain is often worst right after getting up in the morning, or after long periods of rest where no weight is placed on your foot. Gentle exercise, such as taking a short walk, may ease the pain. Making sure to get plenty of rest will also reduce the pain. Strenuous exercise or standing for long periods of time should be avoided, as they will exacerbate the problem.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>Our podiatrist can usually diagnose plantar fasciitis just by talking to you and examining your feet. Tests might be needed if the diagnosis is uncertain, or to rule out other possible causes of heel pain.</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>These can include X-rays of the heel or an ultrasound scan of the fascia. An ultrasound scan usually shows any thickening and swelling of the fascia in plantar fasciitis.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>Although there is no single cure, many treatments can be used to ease pain. In order to treat it effectively for the long-term, the cause of the condition must be corrected, as well as treating the symptoms.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>Our Podiatrist will suggest some steps that patients should take in order to cure their plantar fasciitis. These may include:</strong></em></p>

<ul style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>
<li>Rest</li>
<li>Apply Ice Packs</li>
<li>Exercises and Stretches</li>
<li>Anti-Inflammatory Medications</li>
<li>Shoe Inserts</li>
<li>Night Splints</li>
</ul>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__><em><strong>Using these treatment methods will relieve the plantar fasciitis pain in most cases. However, it will take time. Most patients find relief within about three months, and over 90% within one year, so having patience and perseverance is the key.</strong></em></p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>If the pain does not resolve, an injection of cortisone can decrease the inflammation of plantar fasciitis. However, many physicians do not like to inject cortisone because there are potentially serious problems with cortisone injections in the heel area.</p>
<p style__equalto____cout__text-align: justify;__cout__>A new treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis is being investigated. This treatment is called extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT. The “micro trauma” produced by this therapy is thought to stimulate the body’s own tissue repair process. ESWT is being recommended for patients who have failed to obtain relief from other treatments, or patients who are considering surgical options.</p>
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