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Plantar Fasciitis is a thick fibrous connective tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot. It is a foot disease and the most common cause of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue, more like a stabbing pain that usually occurs with your morning steps. But as you keep on moving, the pain usually decreases. It might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Most of the time, the cause is poorly understood. It is prevalent in runners and overweight people. Our plantar fasciitis treatment protocol includes shockwave therapy, laser therapy, and joint rebalancing.
Shockwave therapy has emerged as an alternative to treat chronic tendon problems. Can use both high and low energy forms to treat the condition. Microtraumas from the shockwave energy initiates a healing response in the body. It stimulates the repair process and relieves the symptoms. This FDA-approved treatment for Plantar Fasciitis is less risky than surgery and doesn’t require a longer recovery period.
Not treating the condition on time can escalate the situation even further. It is always advised to opt for good therapy sessions without any delays. The therapy seems better than cortisone injections as the pain will stop for a short period with injections and control any inflammatory healing response. As a result, it may be at risk of further damage. Meanwhile, you don’t have to worry about stopping the inflammatory healing response with laser therapy. It regenerates faster, which means you can get back to sports or activities you enjoyed participating in.
The idea is not only to treat the foot and calves but to look at the musculature of the legs, hip, pelvis, and trunk and assess how muscles and joints function. The goal is to treat every joint contributing to plantar fasciitis.
We understand how hard it is to live with pain, especially an unbearable one. It is advised not to ignore any of your conditions and undergo complete therapy sessions to get the best results. If you are experiencing any heel pain, you may contact East Bay Spine And Disc Institute at (925) 900-5400.