What is Plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a kind of foot pain caused by a problem with the plantar fascia, which links the heel and ball of your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by a strain, tearing, or wearing out of the plantar fascia, a tough band of tissue in your feet. Wearing high heels, being a runner or dancer, sitting all the time, spending a lot of time on your feet on very hard surfaces, having tight calf muscles, or having flat feet or very high arches are all risk factors for fascia strains or tears. Being extremely overweight or having rheumatoid arthritis can also cause or worsen plantar fasciitis.
To determine whether you have plantar fasciitis, a physiotherapist at Elite Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre will do a physical examination.
Rest, icing, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen, or corticosteroid injection into your heel are all traditional treatments.
PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS AT THE ELITE PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY CENTRE INCLUDES:
INITIAL TREATMENT COMPRISES- Cryotherapy with Cryo-air unit, & Kinesio taping to lessen pain and support your plantar fascia.
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY- Our physiotherapy clinic is equipped with the latest ECSW machine that uses shock waves to fasten your healing by increasing circulation and relieving pain.
HIGH-INTENSITY CLASS 4 LASER THERAPY- This is another high-end therapeutic machine that is present in our clinic to promote healing and relief of your symptoms.
SUPER INDUCTIVE SYSTEM- It is used to mobilize your joint and muscles of the foot and it will improve your foot mobility.
STRETCHING EXERCISES- Calf stretching, plantar fascia stretching.
STRENGTHENING EXERCISES- Strengthening of the muscle of arches, marble pickup exercise, foot flex exercise, heel raise.
Also, PLANTAR FASCIA RELEASE-
Placing a round object under the foot and rolling back and forth can help loosen up the foot muscles. People can use a golf ball, rolling pin, or specialized foam roller for this.
Another way to release plantar fascia is a manual instrument-
Such as assisted soft tissue mobilization in which our highly experienced physiotherapists use specialized blades to release your foot muscles.
In addition, USE OF ORTHOTICS- Our physiotherapist assesses your foot arch and recommends you a suitable pair of insole. At our physiotherapy clinic, we also provide shoe insole made with the latest 3-D technology.
Also, HOME ADVICE- Take smaller steps. Don’t walk barefoot. Avoid jogging and other high-impact activities. Lose weight if you’re overweight, and wear a splint at night to stretch the muscle.