Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis pain affects over 2 million people a year. It happens when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. This ligament stretches from your heel to the front of your foot.
Too much strain on this ligament can cause damage or tears, resulting in pain in the bottom of your foot near your heal. This pain is felt most when you first start to walk after a period of rest . Some conditions that contribute to Plantar Fasciitis pain include:
• tight calf muscles that don't stretch well as your foot flexes toes upward
• a very high arch
• repetitive impact from running, jumping, sports, and exercise
Treating Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Home treatment includes rest and ice. Specific stretches (physical therapy) to stretch your plantar facia ligament and lengthen your calf muscles are essential to relieving this pain. To speed recovery, cold laser therapy will stimulate cells, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation in your foot, leaving you with less pain and more mobility!
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