Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia – a tough, fibrous band of tissue that runs from the bottom of the toes straight up the back of the leg. The plantar fascia is a key support structure for the arch of the foot and a major piece of biomechanics. Injury or overuse of the foot can damage or lengthen the plantar fascia, resulting in pain, inflammation, and a loss of motion. It occurs when the tendon and the tissue on the bottom of the foot had become inflamed. This can be due to excessive activity, such as walking on a treadmill or outside, or other factors.
To fully cure your condition, it is important to find a treatment plan that focuses on pain reduction and rehabilitation. You should consult a doctor before starting any physical therapy or orthopaedic treatment to ensure that your symptoms are not caused by a more serious underlying condition.
There are a few ways that can lead to pain reduction or treatment of Plantar Fasciitis:
One of the most common treatments for Plantar Fasciitis is the use of shockwave therapy. Very short energy waves travelling above the speed of sound penetrate deep into the tissue and stimulate recovery at a cellular level. Because shockwave therapy accelerates muscle, joint and soft tissue recovery, it can become an effective part of a Plantar Fasciitis treatment. In addition, it is very effective for pain relief and to decrease inflammation in the heel area. While the majority of individuals experience some relief from this procedure, there are also many who experience complete relief.
Kinesiology tape is simply tapes that have been specifically manufactured for treating problems relating to the foot and leg. It is made from the finest absorbent materials, including cotton and polyester. The tape also increases the strength of the tendon, which reduces the stress placed on your arch. Taping can also be used on other various parts of your body, including shoulders, shoulders, legs, feet, knees and more. Before you decide to use kinesiology tape for Plantar Fasciitis, you should consult with your doctor. You should understand the reason you are applying the tape, how long you should use it, and what the final results should be. Your doctor should also let you know how to properly use the tape, including its benefits and limitations.
There has been a rather sudden rise in orthotic products for Plantar Fasciitis. These products have been created with the sole purpose of helping sufferers of this painful condition not only find relief but actually improve their health by preventing the condition from occurring again. Available for purchase, orthotics include custom-fit cushioned insoles and heel cups to provide additional cushioning for the arch. Not only do these orthotics relieve pain, but they can also help prevent Plantar Fasciitis.
Now you know what Plantar Fasciitis is and what you can do to treat this condition. But one question remains to be answered,
“What kind of doctor can help with Plantar Fasciitis?”
Holistic Medical Clinic is proud to offer shockwave therapy to our patients, among other treatments. It is administered by our licensed chiropractic doctor and our physiotherapists. The chiropractors at our clinic can apply the kinesiology tape to your treated body part. They can also demonstrate the tape application on various parts of the body if you prefer to do it yourself at home. Custom-made orthotics are available at Holistic Medical Clinic in Toronto. You may visit the clinic for an assessment with one of our specialists or bring detailed requirements from your doctor. Custom-made orthotics can provide much-needed support and assist in correcting many health issues, including Plantar Fasciitis, so do not wait!
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