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| Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis, pronounced
plan-tar fashee eye tiss, is an inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot.
The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing. Weight gain, lots of walking or running and sudden stopping on hard surfaces, as is common, for example, while playing tennis, are commong causes of this condition. Another cause could be wearing shoes with little or no arch support.
Many different treatments have been effective, and although it typically takes six to eighteen months to find a favorable resolution, plantar fasciitis has a generally good long-term prognosis. The mainstays of treatment are stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia, resting, keeping off the foot as much as possible, discontinuing aggravating activity, cold compression therapy, contrast bath therapy, weight loss, arch support and heel lifts, and taping.
The doctor has also had great success in treating Plantar Fasciitis with an instrument known as the Pettibon Tendon-Ligament-Muscle Stimulator (PTLMS). Unlike most approaches, patients typically report experiencing an immediate reduction in pain following a single treatment with the PTLMS.
If you believe you may be suffering from the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, please call our office today to make an appointment for a free consultation.
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