Don’t Let Plantar Fasciitis Stop You From Running

January 29th, 2020


One out of 10 people in the United States experience persistent pain along the bottom of their foot. This is a condition known as plantar fasciitis. People with plantar fasciitis may experience stabbing heel pain that is worst in the morning and gradually improves throughout the day.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of your plantar fascia which is the tissue that connects your heel to your toes. This is especially common in runners. With proper treatment, plantar fasciitis can go away within a couple months.

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Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Medications
  • Steroid Injections
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgery

Why Choose Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment method to relieve plantar fasciitis pain. Heel pain may cause you to compensate for your walking/running pattern which can lead to knee, hip, and back problems. At Respire Physical Therapy, our expert physical therapists can design an individualized plan of care specific to your goals so that you can return to pain free movement and prevent muscular imbalances.

Physical Therapy helps:

  • Alleviate pain/inflammation
  • Improve joint motion
  • Strengthen ankle
  • Decrease muscle tightness
  • Improve ankle stability
  • Avoid injection side effects
  • Prevent surgery

Don’t ignore your heel pain if you have been experiencing plantar fasciitis symptoms. Call our office at 703-671-1871 to schedule an evaluation and return to your favorite activities without pain!

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