The Keys To Overcoming Plantar Fasciitis
The most important things that you can do to heal Plantar Fasciitis is to stretch your calf muscles and rebuild the strength of the Plantar Fascia Band. Currently, the Plantar Fascia band is in a weakened state. It is tight and rigid. This creates tissue damage during regular activity. Loosening the Plantar Fascia band as well as strengthening it will give the tissues the space it needs to begin healing.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we create a customized program for you to help you cure Plantar Fasciitis. Like mentioned above, this includes a plan to stretch and strengthen your calf muscles as well as stretch and strengthen your plantar fascia band. We also perform massage techniques to break up any current scar tissue.
One issue often seen in chronic Plantar Fasciitis is that there may be a small tear in the Plantar Fascia Band making this injury difficult to heal. Sometimes, when Physical Therapy fails to be effective, it is because a tear in the Plantar Fascia Band is not healing. The daily movements of the body keep the small tear in tact. For this, we recommend Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP Therapy to repair the small tear and then your Plantar Fasciitis will heal with Physical Therapy.
Another important aspect of healing Plantar Fasciitis is wearing the correct footwear. You need footwear that you can be comfortable in all day and will give your feet the comfortability and support it needs to heal. This has very much to do with the shape of your feet. You need to buy shoes that match the style of your feet.
If you have high-arched feet, you need shoes and sneakers that are good for high-arched feet. If you have flat feet, you need shoes and sneakers that are good for flat feet. Many people buy shoes without being aware that different shoes are made for different shapes of feet. You must buy shoes that are made for your specific foot shape.
Further, custom orthotics made by a podiatrist are extremely beneficial in regards to healing Plantar Fasciitis. They provide the maximum amount of support while walking, which relieves stress on your feet and allows the Plantar Fascia Band to heal faster.
A physical therapy program is to help your loosen and strengthen your Plantar Fascia Band consistently, which allows the cell tissue to heal quickly. This problem can be quickly overcome with the right guidance.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your initial evaluation.