For a notable number of people with heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis is the culprit. The people suffering from this condition describe experiencing stabbing pains in arches of their feet or in their heels whenever they take their first steps out of bed every morning.
In most cases, Plantar Fasciitis is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that connects your toes to the heel bone. This condition is common among a wide variety of people, including high-level athletes, weekend warriors, those getting back in to regular activity, and even people who are minimally active.
Oklahoma Physical Therapy has a team of trained experts equipped with the experience necessary to help your feet regain normal function. They will work with you to create a treatment plan that will help you walk pain-free without needing to undergo surgery.
Plantar Fasciitis typically occurs through repetitive tearing and stretching of the plantar fascia as a result of constant tension and stress in the area. Over time, the tissue gets inflamed and irritated. Given the many and diverse possible causes of Plantar Fasciitis, it is important for you to be properly examined to determine the exact underlying causes of your condition.
Factors that contribute to Plantar Fasciitis
The heel pain that this condition creates is most pronounced following a session of exercises, or after sitting or standing for long periods of time. Other factors that can contribute to Plantar Fasciitis include:
- Working in environments where you are required to sit or stand for extended periods of time
- Age – this condition is most common with people between the ages of 40 and 60
- An abnormal walking pattern
- Being flat-footed
How We Help You
The certified physical therapists at Oklahoma Physical Therapy will perform a detailed evaluation, including observing how you walk, testing muscle strength and local tissue irritability, and a thorough medical history (medications, previous/current medical conditions, current symptoms). to. They will then partner with you to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to alleviate your symptoms by dealing with the underlying causes. The treatment plan typically includes individualized exercise and manual (hands-on) techniques, as well as possible recommendation for orthotics. Contact us today and make an appointment.