Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (the band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes). When the plantar fascia becomes inflamed patients often experience sharp pain in the heel or bottom of the foot. Thankfully, there are options available for patients to treat this condition. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to dive into the various treatment options for those suffering from plantar fasciitis and related pain.
For many patients, physical therapy is the best option for treatment. Rehabilitation addresses the underlying cause of the plantar fasciitis pain and offers a non-invasive solution. It’s a best practice to try physical therapy first before moving on to other treatment options.
Orthotic shoe inserts can help mitigate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Orthotics, however, often only provide short-term relief for plantar fascia patients.
Surgery for plantar fasciitis is typically a last resort, only to be considered when all conservative options have been explored. If you have already tried physical therapy, orthotics, and other conservative treatment options, plantar fascia surgery may be your best option. You should consult with your physical therapist as well as an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to discuss your options.
MN Physical Therapists
Physical therapy can help you recover your mobility and range-of-motion. If you are struggling through life in pain, consult with a physical therapist to see what your options are! The physical therapists at OrthoRehab Specialists have thirty years of experience treating patients in Minnesota. Contact us today to set up your appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our clinics are located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis, but we provide care to clients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.
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