Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Methods

What is Plantar Fasciitis? 

About 83 percent of adults in our country between the ages of 25 to 65 will experience Plantar Fasciitis. That is approximately 2 million people, which makes this one of the most common types of pain. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the broadband of tissue across your foot and connects ]your heel to your toes. If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and require help from our foot pain specialists Chicago, then contact our team Free Body Physical Therapy today. 

What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis? 

Plantar Fasciitis causes a sharp stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot. It is mostly in the heel but can spread across through the arch of the foot. The problem usually peaked within the first few steps after awakening or long periods of sitting or standing. 

What Prevents Plantar Fasciitis? 

There are some methods you can take to prevent plantar fasciitis. Our Foot pain specialists Chicago at Free Body PT, recommend the following lifestyle changes: 

  • Eat a balanced diet 
  • Maintain a healthy weight 
  • Choose shows with good support 
  • Stay away from high heeled shoes 
  • Avoid running for prolonged periods 
  • Implement a daily lower body stretching routine

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? 

Plantar fasciitis is when there is inflammation of the tendon in your foot, which is known as the plantar fascia. It is in the shape of a bow string and supports the arch of your foot and ultimately absorbs shock when you walk. If there is too much tension and/or stress on the plantar fascia, it can cause inflammation, which is what creates plantar fasciitis. 

What are Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis? 

There are various ways to treat your plantar fasciitis depending on the severity of it. Some people may be able to treat it as simply as icing it and taking over the counter medications. However, you should verify any of your health decisions with your primary physician before moving forward. Our foot pain specialists Chicago highly recommend utilizing physical therapy. When you go to physical therapy for plantar fasciitis, the licensed therapist can show you a series of exercises for the plantar fascia as well as the achilles tendon in your ankle. This will strengthen your lower leg muscles and ultimately treat and prevent future injuries. 

Free Body Physical Therapy- Foot Pain Specialists Chicago

Here at Free Body Physical Therapy, each of our patients receive individualized attention. We provide custom tailored treatment depending on their specific injury as each person is built differently. Free Body Physical Therapy strives to help our patients live pain free without injury. If you would like to learn more, please contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.