What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that is one of the most common culprits of heel pain. It involves the band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which spans from the heel to the pads of the toes. When this tissue is strained, it can become inflamed and irritated, resulting in pain and difficulty with performing everyday activities, like standing and walking. PT – including plantar fasciitis stretches – is one of the most common forms of treatment for this condition.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can happen to anyone due to wear and tear that places strain on the plantar fascia tissue. However, some people may be more likely to develop the condition due to specific foot anatomy or other risk factors. You may be at a higher risk for developing plantar fasciitis if you:
- Have naturally high arches
- Have flat feet
- Are overweight
- Walk on the inner portion of your feet (overpronation)
- Wear shoes that lack support
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis will vary from patient to patient. Typically, the condition will begin as mild pain that increases over time. The symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis may include the following:
- Heel pain
- Pain in the arch of the foot
- Pain that worsens with activity, such as walking or long periods of standing
- Stiffness or pain in the morning or after periods of rest
Do I need treatment for plantar fasciitis?
Our team at EPTG can provide personalized rehabilitation options for foot and heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. We have many years of experience in providing the latest techniques for plantar fasciitis rehab. Our main goal is to use plantar fasciitis stretches and other treatments to get you back to a pain-free state where you can return to your normal activities. If you are an athlete, we understand that getting back in the game quickly and safely is important to you. That’s why we provide personalized treatment plans for everyone who comes through our doors, focused on restoring your foot mobility.
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, visit one of our locations. We are open six days a week and accept walk-ins so you can come in anytime. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment in advance, you can fill out the form on this page.