Plantar fasciitis is a condition that involves the structures on the underside of the foot. It can be both an acute (7-10 days) or persistent / chronic (greater than 3 months) issue. It is commonly associated with pain within the first few steps in the morning, followed by resolution of the symptoms. It can also occur during or after a run, walk, or long shift at work. The pain can be located around the area of the big toe, the arch of the foot or sometimes the heel.
Most common treatments for plantar fasciitis include rolling the bottom of the foot on a ball or a frozen water bottle, and stretching of the calf. However, there are more effective ways at treating this very common diagnosis including specific exercises and resistance training for the foot and leg muscles. Foot pain also has some associated differential diagnoses such as tibial nerve entrapment and referred pain from surrounding musculature. Seeking medical advice will be important to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Infinite Potential has a protocol for treatment of this condition that is based on the most up-to-date research in the field of rehabilitation. This protocol is unique in the fact that it can be tailored to each individual. The therapists at Infinite Potential specialize in the treatment of all types of foot pain and will be able to provide you with the tools you need to begin the process of pain-free living.