Plantar Fasciitis

If you’re a frequent runner, you might know the pain of plantar fasciitis.

Our licensed physical therapists in the Scott & White Division of Physical Therapy are specially trained to help you find relief from this agonizing condition.

Physical Assessment

Your physical therapist will:

  • Review your medical history
  • Massage and press on your heel area
  • Press your toes toward your ankle
  • Bend your ankle so that your foot reaches toward the front of your leg

Personalized Care Plan

Based on the assessment, your therapist will determine:

  • The source of your pain
  • Which services you’ll need
  • Which therapeutic interventions may be helpful

Your PT will then create a personalized care plan that meets your individual needs. As you progress through therapy, your therapist will regularly re-evaluate your care plan.

Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Your PT is specially trained in working with patients with plantar fasciitis. Your therapy may include:

  • Targeted, prescriptive exercises to improve flexibility
  • Orthotic devices to help maintain correct ankle and foot position
  • Modalities to decrease pain and swelling
    • Taping
    • Ice
    • Ultrasound
  • Instruction in good exercise principles
    • Stretching calves and feet prior to running or walking
    • Adding warm ups and cool downs to your routine to reduce shock to the plantar fascia
    • Replacing shoes regularly

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