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Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that can cause chronic, severe foot pain. In this video, Breanne Kelley, DC, discusses the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for plantar fasciitis. She also explains how Airrosti treats plantar fasciitis and how we help you stay active during treatment.
Plantar fasciitis is commonly caused by weak ankle or hip joints. These weak joints put excessive pressure on the feet, leading to inflammation and foot pain. Understanding the causes and risk factors associated with this condition can help in its prevention and management.
Several common risk factors can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis, including:
Furthermore, certain demographic factors can also heighten the likelihood of experiencing plantar fasciitis. People who may have a higher weight, are pregnant or are over 40 tend to be at a higher risk. However, plantar fasciitis can affect people of all ages and lifestyles, regardless of demographic factors.
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by various signs and symptoms that primarily affect the foot’s arch and the bottom of the heel. Chronic heel pain is a common sign of this condition. It may feel like stabbing or burning, especially when you take your first steps in the morning. However, as the day progresses and you engage in physical activity, the pain may subside.
Additionally, there are specific activities that can trigger or exacerbate the heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis. These activities include:
To effectively manage plantar fasciitis, individuals should recognize signs, be aware of activities that worsen heel pain, and take proactive measures.
Because plantar fasciitis symptoms may resemble other injuries, like heel spurs, getting an accurate diagnosis is essential. Your doctor may conduct a physical examination or order imaging tests to help determine the cause of the pain.
Should you be diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, seeking treatment as soon as possible is best. Leaving this condition to heal itself could possibly result in chronic heel pain. Your symptoms may become more severe and difficult to treat. You also face an increased risk of referred pain in the hip, knee, and low back.
Your doctor may suggest physical or manual therapy to strengthen your feet and help improve your mobility over time. Some of the most common methods used to treat plantar fasciitis pain include:
In most cases, common methods can help alleviate pain and promote recovery from plantar fasciitis. However, most severe cases may require injections or surgery. Always talk to a doctor about the best treatment for you and if you might need more serious procedures.
Foot injuries like plantar fasciitis can hinder mobility and reduce quality of life. If chronic foot pain or other conditions keep you from doing what you love, consult an Airrosti Provider today.
Once seen, an Airrosti Provider will thoroughly assess your condition and work to treat your pain at the source. You’ll also receive individualized at-home exercises to further speed recovery and help prevent injuries. In most cases, injuries treated by Airrosti are solved in an average of 3 visits (based on patient-reported outcomes). With both in-clinic and remote options for appointments, Airrosti can help you put your best foot forward with recovery.
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