Are you searching for plantar fasciitis treatment in West Chester OH? There is a specific type of care for pain in the heel bone or calcaneus. How do you know if you have this problem? If you lift your foot off of the ground and push your thumb into the heel area of your foot, you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Most heel pain goes away in a short period of time, either on its own or after treatment. Without treatment the pain can become chronic which means lasting for more than 3 months. Physical therapy care used to reduce heel pain are clinically proven to reduce pain as compared to no treatment at all. With time, most plantar fasciitis pain goes away but there’s no need to suffer for months when a little conservative, natural physical therapist directed care can help.
Conservative treatment of plantar heel pain – what’s involved
There are numerous over-the-counter remedies for plantar fasciitis but most fall short. First you need to make sure you have plantar fasciitis and your physical therapist can help confirm that you have the condition.
Other conditions that mimic plantar fasciitis. According to Podiatry Today:
There are a variety of other etiologies (causes of pain) that are commonly associated with heel pain and are often misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis. A short list of these etiologies includes:
- plantar fascia tear
- tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Baxter’s nerve entrapment
- calcaneal stress fracture
- calcaneal cysts
- soft tissue mass
- short flexor tendon tear
- systemic arthritis (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis)
These conditions are rare compared to the common diagnosis of plantar fasciitis.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
All patients that see us first go through an initial evaluation. Once we find the root cause of the problem, rule out if it is plantar fasciitis or the other diagnosis but our treatment approach is:
- Hands on manual Grade IV/V mobilizations in the Joints of the ankle,
- Laser, to the entire foot ( based on the protocol).
- Corrective inserts if necessary.
- Our specialists will determine if those are needed during your Plan of Care.
- Once the inflammation is down and pain is down we work to re educate the muscles in functional exercises.
- We educate the customer on how to prevent reoccurrence and make sure they have a HEP that will help them return to the activities they were doing when the pain occurred.
Call Us if You Need Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Help
Physical therapy is all-natural, conservative, cost-effective, and is clinically proven to be effective. Don’t let your heel pain linger for weeks or months. The sooner you address it the sooner you can get back to the things you enjoy.
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Both our West Chester and Mason clinics have well-trained therapists that treat plantar fasciitis.