Plantar fasciitis is no joke. It can drastically affect the way you live and work, which is why use combination therapy to help you recover fast!
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the ligament that supports the arch of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. It’s common among people between the ages of 40 to 60 and those who spend a lot of time on their feet. In most cases symptoms include pain, tenderness and stiffness. Some main causes include:
- Frequent walking or running
- Standing on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time
- High impact exercise
- Wearing unsupportive footwear
- High arches or flat feet
Early diagnosis and efficient treatment can prevent pain from becoming chronic or worsening to the point of affecting the way you walk. A combination of orthotics and shock wave therapy can help relieve pain while preventing future injury and inflammation to the plantar fascia.
Why Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a quick, non-invasive treatment that involves delivering pressure waves to the inflamed tissue on the heel to induce microtrauma in the area. These pressure waves provoke the body’s natural healing process causing new blood vessels to form and nutrient circulation to increase. It also promotes collagen production, which is essential for the growth of healthy connective tissue.
This low-intensity treatment with little-to-no side effects has been proven to be a successful long-term solution for plantar fasciitis. When supplemented with orthotics it works quickly to relieve pain while preventing future injury.
What Are Orthotics And How Can They Help?
Orthotics are best used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, specifically shockwave therapy. They support the arch and heel of the foot and can correct issues known to cause plantar fasciitis. Custom orthotics that fit the contours of your feet are key to providing specific support to prevent the arch from flattening while correcting balance and preventing feet from rolling inward when you walk.
Plantar fasciitis can seriously disrupt your day-to-day life. Our interdisciplinary approach to treatment can provide fast relief while correcting the underlying issue to prevent injury and inflammation in the future.
Targeting both the causes and symptoms of plantar fasciitis through orthotics and shockwave therapy is the most effective way to ensure you can return to a pain-free life as quickly as possible.
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