Plantar Fasciitis

PLANTAR FASCIITIS - Symptoms and Treatment: 

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heal bone to the toes. Pain in this area tends to be worse after a long rest. Additional symptoms include: 
+Stabbing Pain with first steps, mornings may be worse. 
+Pain eases after walking or moving it for a short period 
+Develops over time, may feel like sole of your foot is sore. 
+Standing or getting up from a seated position can cause irritation. 
+Could only affect one foot at a time. 

The plantar fascia is a shock absorbing ligament meant to protect structures in your foot during normal activity. However, if the pressure on the plantar fascia is too great, or the foot is stretched beyond normal range, damage in the form of small tears can occur. This will cause inflammation and irritation to the bottom of the foot. Commonly seen with anyone on their feet all day or runners, we find that plantar fasciitis usually stems from a postural imbalance. For example, a small leg length discrepancy could cause you to place more weight on the shorter leg irritating the planar fascia. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that your plantar fasciitis will become worse is very high. 

Postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses the sources of pain that are considered “structural” as well as purely muscular imbalances. Measuring how the patient supports their weight on each foot we can obtain a lot of insight into the cause of plantar fasciitis. By realigning any postural distortions, weight is redistributed evenly through each foot, and the pain of plantar fasciitis can be eliminated and the healing process may begin.There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in plantar fasciitis, recognizing which muscles are involved and then applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.  

Call today to let one of our expert therapists answer any questions you may have regarding Plantar Fasciitis.