Physical Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis
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One of the most common foot injuries is Plantar Fasciitis. This foot problem is caused by a sudden increase in activity that causes damage to the Plantar Fascia Band or the thick band of tissue that runs from your heel to your toe box. It is the band of tissue in the arch of the foot. With Plantar Fasciitis, this band shortens, tightens, and suffers tissue damage leading to consistent pain, inflammation, and disability.
There are a few ways to treat Plantar Fasciitis and they all work together to heal this common foot problem. Firstly, you need to make sure you are wearing the right shoes and orthotics to help your feet heal. Everyone has a different foot shape and your shoes need to support your foot shape and not harm your feet.
Many people don’t know that different shoes are made for different types of feet. For example, some shoes work best for high arched feet while other shoes work best for flat feet. People don’t know this when they are shoe shopping and end up buying shoes that actually harm their feet.
At the same time, the cheap in soles inside a person’s shoes can actually harm a person’s feet as well. These in soles do not match a person’s foot shape and can also harm a person’s feet so getting a custom pair of orthotics and wearing the right shoes will go a long way toward healing your plantar fasciitis condition. It will put your feet in a comfortable environment that provides maximum support allowing it to heal efficiently.
Stretching And Strengthening The Plantar Fascia Band
The next treatment that is essential in ending your Plantar Fasciitis condition is Physical Therapy. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we create a customized treatment plan for our patients that loosen tight muscles and rebuild the plantar fascia band.
Firstly, we stretch out the plantar fascia as well as the surrounding muscles like the calf muscle that have an integral role in support the foot. By keeping these muscles loose, we are relieving pressure on the plantar fascia band so that it can stretch out again to it’s normal size.
Then, we might apply some massage techniques that break up an scar tissue preventing the plantar fascia band from healing. Scar tissue is a big reason why plantar fasciitis may heal slowly.
Finally, we help our patients implement an exercise program to rebuild the strength of the foot and the plantar fascia band. This allows damaged tissue to heal because the renewed strength protects the foot during daily movement.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your visit at Cross Bay Physical Therapy.