Plantar Fasciitis

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If you’re living with plantar fasciitis, Dr. La Vergne Andre at Loving Hands Podiatry offers in-home care for residents of Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Maryland, and DC.

Simple Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

Every single part of your body has an essential role in your health and how well your body functions – that includes every component of your feet. Along the bottom of your feet runs a thick band of tissue, which connects the heels to the toes called the plantar fascia. It helps absorb shock as you move and supports your arch.

Unfortunately, this band can become inflamed, leading to an issue called plantar fasciitis. In this guide, Dr. Andre at Loving Hands Podiatry serving DC and the Maryland suburbs explains what happens when this band becomes inflamed, how it becomes inflamed in the first place, and what can be done to correct it.

What Causes Inflammation of the Plantar Fascia?

Your feet provide a lot of support for your movements throughout the day. And they need three important things to stay up to their tasks: support, proper structure, and rest.

When you are on your feet for long periods, don’t wear supportive shoes, have abnormal foot mechanics, or live a very active lifestyle, the fascia is being overworked. And it’s often in a way in which the body’s weight isn’t being distributed evenly. This causes undue pressure and tears along the tissue which results in inflammation.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can be a very uncomfortable issue to deal with, especially at specific times of the day. For many, mornings are very rough, as the tissue has tightened up while sleeping. It can lead to burning or stabbing pain along the bottom of the feet, making it difficult to stand and walk. It can also lead to heel pain.

For most, the tightness and pain lighten up as they begin to move around. However, it comes back later as they are active or aren’t wearing supportive shoes.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

While plantar fasciitis can be a frustrating thing to deal with and can cause severe pain, conservative and non-invasive techniques are typically all that’s required to heal and enjoy lasting relief. Treatment techniques are catered to the individual’s needs but typically include laser therapy, therapeutic massage, physical therapy exercises, custom orthotics, and lifestyle adjustments.

Don’t just live with plantar fasciitis. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Andre at Loving Hands Podiatry in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Prince Georges’s County, Maryland, and DC by calling (301) 323-5652.

In most cases, treatment of plantar fasciitis doesn’t require surgery or invasive procedures to stop pain and reverse damage. Traditional treatments are usually all that is required. However, keep in mind that every person's body responds to the treatment differently and recovery times will vary. We also offer LASER TREATMENT.

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