Cure Plantar Fasciitis With Physical Therapy
Plantar Fasciitis occurs in the Plantar Fascia Band underneath the foot. The plantar fascia band is located in the arch of the foot. It tightens up leading to tissue damage, inflammation, chronic pain, and disability. Fortunately, physical therapy can help you get rid of this case of Plantar Fasciitis.
The first step is to make sure you are wearing the right shoes. Many cases of Plantar Fasciitis occur because people increase their level of activity while wearing the wrong shoes. Make sure your shoes are made specifically for your foot type as people with flat feet and high-arched feet are prone to plantar fasciitis.
After correcting your footwear, the next step is to schedule an initial evaluation at Cross Bay Physical Therapy. Here, a group of professional physical therapists will create a customized treatment plan for you based on your lifestyle. At the end of this program, your plantar fasciitis will likely be gone. Through a combination of stretching, strengthening exercises and therapeutic massage, we will heal and build up the strength of your plantar fascia band.
Exercise And Stretching
Firstly, we need to loosen the band as it is currently constricted, which causes tissue damage during movement. By doing a series of Plantar Fascia stretches, we can loosen up the plantar fascia band and tissue damage will begin to heal. We are also taking much of the pressure off of the Plantar Fascia band when it returns to it’s normal length.
The next step is to strengthen the plantar fascia band via different exercises. Right now, due to injury, the plantar fascia band is weak and is being injured in the body’s daily movements. We need to build up the strength of your plantar fascia band so it can handle to normal wear and tear during walking. This is accomplished through a simple and consistent exercise regiment.
Finally, therapeutic massage will help relieve some of the scar tissue build up. Sometimes, scar tissue prevents the plantar fascia band from healing pro-longing the condition of Plantar Fasciitis. During physical therapy, we will work to relieve scar tissue and this will help the cell tissue fully heal.
It is important to seek out treatment right when you notice plantar fasciitis because the longer you wait, the more scar tissue will build up making it harder to heal. Further, small tears in the Plantar Fascia band can develop pro-longing the healing process. The faster that you get into a physical therapy program, the quicker you will heal.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your evaluation.