What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Updated: Jan 12
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain in the bottom of the foot that tends to get worse after getting up to walk and then will sometimes get better after taking 5 or 6 steps.
For instance, when you get up in the morning to go to the bathroom or when you have been sitting for 2 hours watching a movie and you get up to leave . . . it can feel like someone is slicing the bottom of your foot with a razor blade.
But what is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick band of tissue that runs length wise on the bottom of your foot, connecting your heal to your toes.
Over time, the chronic inflammation causes scar tissue, adhesions and a general degeneration of the tissue, making it more prone to micro tearing and of course more pain and inflammation.
Plantar Fasciitis can become very frustrating because there are usually times when the pain goes away and you might think that the underlying problem is resolved, only to have the pain come back for no apparent reason.
A very promising treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is Shockwave Therapy (a.k.a. Acoustic Wave Therapy).
Shockwave Therapy creates thousands of sound waves that go deep into the tissue to decrease pain and inflammation, increase local blood flow, and improve tissue healing, all without the need for surgery, medication, anesthesia or long treatment.
All of this to say . . . The main benefit to you is that you can walk pain-free again. At the end of the day, that is our main focus.
We have added Shockwave Therapy in our office so that we can better help our community quickly heal from painful problems like Plantar Fasciitis.
I you would like to learn more about The Shockwave . . . Click HERE.
If you or someone you love is suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, we would love to help you.
This information should not be substituted for medical or chiropractic advice. Any and all health care concerns, decisions, and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a health care professional who is familiar with your updated medical history.