Plantar fasciitis pain is felt along the bottom of the foot, in the arch and heel, where the plantar fascia is located. If you have plantar fasciitis, you are likely feeling stabbing pain in your heel. This type of foot condition can easily become a chronic issue without the right treatment.
If plantar fasciitis pain is becoming all too frequent, it may be time to see a podiatrist, or a foot and ankle surgeon. Plantar fasciitis is very common and highly treatable, so why delay getting it treated by a professional?
In this article, we will discuss the positive impacts of plantar fasciitis treatment.
Restoration to a Physically Active Lifestyle
There is no greater pain than being limited from doing what you love, whether it’s exercising or playing sports. Plantar fasciitis treatment ensures you can return to your normal activities without the worry of aggravating your condition. Treating plantar fasciitis requires a thorough review of your lifestyle, from your choice of footwear, posture, and gait to proper form and technique when engaging in certain activities.
Correction of Gait and Posture
Plantar fasciitis can cause you to change your gait and posture to avoid pain. This can lead to an alignment issue. Your posture may go bad, and you may develop other musculoskeletal issues such as pain in the knees, back, hip, and neck. Treating plantar fasciitis can help correct your gait and posture, and reduce the risk of developing these secondary conditions.
Improvement of Athletic Performance
Plantar fasciitis is common among athletes, due to repetitive motions and possible overtraining, which can significantly impact athletic performance. It is not advisable to play with an injury, which means having plantar fasciitis means taking time away from playing your game. Treatment for plantar fasciitis includes addressing the underlying cause of the injury, combined with an individualized rehabilitation program, which can further improve one’s athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Preservation of Plantar Fascia Health
The plantar fascia, if it is chronically irritated or inflamed, can cause the tissue to undergo changes and weaken over time. One of the goals of plantar fasciitis treatment is to preserve the plantar fascia, target the swelling and inflammation in the tissue that can eventually damage it, and promote continued healing.
Treatment usually includes stretching out the plantar fascia, which eases tension and improves the flexibility of the tissue, strengthening the calf muscles which support it, as well as changing to more supportive footwear. All of these can preserve the health of the plantar fascia tissue and prevent a recurrence.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Naples, FL
Dr. Cody Togher is our board-certified and fellowship-trained podiatrist at the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples. Dr. Togher is highly experienced in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. He can find out the underlying cause of your issue and help you understand what you need to do to prevent it from developing again. Dr. Togher focuses on treatments that are individualized to the patient, which is proven to be more effective at relieving plantar fasciitis pain.
Dr. Togher strives to help you in continuing to enjoy a physically active lifestyle for better health and wellness. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Togher, call our office today at (239) 261-2663 or use our online form to send your request.