Physical Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis
Fortunately, most cases of Plantar Fasciitis resolve within weeks if you take the right path to recovery. Physical Therapy is one of the most effective means of healing Plantar Fasciitis because this condition can often be resolved by a combination of stretching, strengthening exercises, and corrective footwear.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will first provide an in depth evaluation of your current foot condition and then, create an customized physical therapy program for you that will very likely cure you of Plantar Fasciitis.
Most Plantar Fasciitis develops because of a combination of tight muscles, a sudden increase in activity, and often incorrect footwear. Firstly, making sure you have the right shoes for your foot type is essential.
People with flat feet and high-arched feet often develop Plantar Fasciitis because they are wearing shoes that do not support the shape of their foot. These foot types apply pressure to various parts of the foot that need to be protected by shoes that support flat feet or high-arched feet. When going into a shoe store, you want to make sure that you are getting shoes that support your foot type as buying shoes that are made for another foot type will likely harm your feet.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we will help you understand which shoes are best to provide maximum comfort for you and help heal your Plantar Fasciitis condition. Once proper footwear is establishes, a program of stretching and strengthening exercises will help heal you of Plantar Fasciitis.
Stretching And Strengthening Exercises
A tight Plantar Fascia band as well as tight calf muscles constrict the plantar fascia band leading to damaged Plantar Fascia tissue. With a regimen that keeps both of these areas flexible, the Plantar Fascia band will have the space and flexibility it needs to heal damaged tissue. Further stress and pressure will be taken away from the Plantar Fascia band that helps it to heal as well.
Since there is current tissue damage in the Plantar Fascia band, it will be weak and stay weak. Strengthening exercises build up the Plantar Fascia band allowing it to handle daily movement without constant breaking down of the tendon tissue. Getting the Plantar Fascia band back to it’s full strength is essential during recovery and is an important focus at Cross Bay Physical Therapy.
Furthermore, you may have some built up scar tissue that is preventing the Plantar Fascia band from healing. Our physical therapists will apply massage techniques to break up this tissue which will allow the tissue to heal faster.
Most Plantar Fasciitis heals within weeks but you need the correct treatment. This is where Physical Therapy will help you.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your evaluation.