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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis will generally affect the heel or arch of the foot. It’s commonly a sharp pain with initial activity but will get slightly better as activity continues. The pain will set in at night or the following day, especially when first getting out of bed. This condition usually creeps up over time

Self Check: Pay attention when you wake up and get out of bed, plantar fasciitis pain will feel very sharp when you take your first steps. You can also press on your foot right in front of the heel, tenderness indicates that you may need to address your foot pain before it becomes an everyday all day issue.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis will generally affect the heel or arch of the foot. It’s commonly a sharp pain with initial activity but will get slightly better as activity continues. The pain will set in at night or the following day, especially when first getting out of bed. This condition usually creeps up over time and in times of increasing activity levels. The muscles and fascia of the bottom of the foot become tight and inflamed resulting in progressively worsening pain.

What are Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

Sharp pain is present at the base of the heel and spanning the arch of the foot. When waking up and getting out of bed, plantar fasciitis pain will feel very sharp during the first steps. Pain is also present after periods of sitting for prolonged time.

How do you treat Plantar Fasciitis?

ART treatments are utilized to lengthen and free up the fascia and muscles deep within the foot. Stretching and strengthening protocols for the bottom of the foot can then be implemented to reassure the problem does not reoccur with more activity.

Did you know?

Pain and problems in the foot change the way we move through the leg and are a large contributor to knee, hip, and lower back conditions.