Plantar fasciitis is one of the major causes of heel pain across the globe. You may experience stabbing pains in your heels or arches of your feet with your first steps in the morning. . The main cause of this condition is the inflammation of the tissue that connects the heel bone and the toes called plantar fascia.
Plantar fasciitis is most common in athletes, the obese, and those who wear imbalanced shoes that lack enough support. At Oklahoma Physical Therapy our trained experts will partner with you to regain your normal walking pain free and without any surgery.
Plantar Fasciitis is usually caused by stress and tension on the plantar fascia. The repetitive stretching and tearing can make this band of tissue wear out, get irritated and inflamed. Since there are diverse causes of plantar fasciitis, our qualified physical therapists are committed to carrying out a thorough examination to determine the cause of your pain.
The heel pain created by plantar fasciitis can easily be triggered when someone stands or sits for long periods of time or after a session of exercises. Other trigger factors include:
- Age – it is most common between ages 40 and 60
- Exercises that place stress and tension on the plantar fascia
- Having an abnormal walking style
- Being flat-footed
- Being in an occupation that keeps you standing or sitting for long periods of time
How We Help You
Our certified physical therapists will create a detailed treatment plan based on your medical history and discussions about your symptoms. The treatment plan program may include exercises, night splints or even orthotics. Contact us today to book your appointment.