Plantar Fasciitis Eden Prairie, MN

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is often caused by tightening of the tissues under the foot. Furthermore, plantar fasciitis may be caused by changes in the form of the foot, such as falling arches or changes in shoewear. In addition, changes in walking posture, for a variety of reasons, may significantly increase the strain on the plantar fascia.

When standing on the afflicted leg, plantar fasciitis is often felt as a burning or severe pain on the bottom of the foot. This usually happens first thing in the morning or upon first standing after an extended time sitting. Most of the time, pain is felt in the heel, although it may extend down the bottom of the foot.

How physical therapy helps plantar fasciitis

When it comes to healing from plantar fasciitis, physical therapy does wonders. We begin by assessing your range of motion, posture, gait, and ankle and foot stability. In addition to relieving pain and swelling, our gentle hands-on treatment helps to increase the range of motion in the feet and ankles.

Manual therapy, laser treatment, ice packs, and stretches for the foot, leg, and lower back may all be used to address the primary problem. Our objective is to ease your discomfort and strengthen your feet for long-term benefits. Request a free consultation at Wellspring Health Center in Eden Prairie, MN to find out how we can help alleviate your plantar fasciitis pain and get you back on your feet as fast as possible!