Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)

Plantar Fasciitis, or foot pain, can last for years. It is commonly diagnosed when there is a thickening of the plantar fascia, which is along the bottom of the foot. It typically starts at the heel and then branches out to each of the toes.

Several areas of the foot, especially the heel, can become tender causing pain when walking. Typically, a person feels the most pain in the morning when stepping out of bed.

 

Treatment

We will first locate the tender spots in the plantar fascia. These tender spots are bundles of scar tissue that typically feel like a small pebble. We will use deep tissue massaging and stretching to loosen these nodules, allowing the fascia to become more flexible and relieving the pain.