Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain
Physical Therapists advise you to know the Symptoms
Physical therapists know that heel pain, irritability and inflammation are good indicators of an overly stressed plantar fascia, the thick connective tissue (fascia) which supports the arch on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. However, many people will ignore these initial stages of plantar fasciitis, treating it as muscle soreness that will eventually go away on its own.
As the fascial tissue is stretched, it needs time to rest and rehabilitate; failure to do so can add more pressure and increase the risk of further damage. What begins as an occasional heel ache when you wear the wrong pair of shoes can become a sharp stabbing pain when you first get out of bed in the morning.
Physical Therapy Custom Orthotic Solutions
Stress on the plantar fascia can be helped by the use of physical therapist prescribed custom fit orthotic shoe inserts. Orthotics provide support to the arches in the feet, which reduces the amount of pressure the plantar fascia undergoes during activity. And custom orthotics fit each foot individually.
Capilano Rehab Centre physiotherpy clinic in Edmonton offers Footmaxx custom orthotics. We have several types of orthotic solutions that are designed to ease the pain associated with plantar fasciitis.
For example, a Footmaxx semi-rigid orthotic can correct the abnormal biomechanics of your foot by raising the plantar fascia to its optimal position and thereby facilitates the natural healing process.
Furthermore, specific orthotic accommodations such as Heelmaxx™ and Heel Cushions can provide additional strategic support to the heel by offloading the amount of pressure it normally undergoes in the gait cycle.
Whatever your footwear needs, Capilano offers orthotics that can fit dress shoes, work boots, and golf spikes.
Additional Physical Therapy Treatment Options
In addition to orthotics, your acute and sub-acute plantar fasciitis may benefit from conventional physical therapy treatments and/or Graston® Technique. For chronic heel pain, Capilano Rehab Centre also offers state of the art non-surgical treatment options such as Magnetic Bio-Stimulation Therapy and Radial Shockwave.
See a Physical Therapist at Capilano
If you are uncertain as to the cause of your heel pain, call Capilano Rehab Centre Edmonton physiotherapy clinic today at 780-466-1104 to book your foot assessment. If you know that you need an orthotic, ask to attend our complimentary Footmaxx Gait Clinic where our physical therapy staff will assess you for abnormal foot biomechanics with their state-of-the-art computerized gait analysis and help you protect your gait with Footmaxx Orthotics.
Capilano Rehab Clinic physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.
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