Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar Fasciitis

Affecting one in 10 people, plantar fasciitis pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that connects your heel to the front of your foot. As you walk, it functions as a shock absorber, supporting the arch of your foot.

In your daily life, your plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear. Ligaments can be torn or damaged if too much pressure is placed on your feet. This condition commonly causes a stabbing pain upon stepping out of bed each morning, but can return after long periods of standing.

Plantar fasciitis heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis is most commonly found in runners. However, people who are overweight or wear shoes without adequate support, are at greater risk of developing it.

People with plantar fasciitis generally experience a stabbing pain in the heel or midfoot pain below the heel. The pain is usually most intense with your first few steps in the morning, although standing for long periods of time or standing up after sitting can also trigger it. Increased irritation and inflammation is more likely to occur directly following periods of prolonged activity, such as exercise, as opposed to during.

Plantar fasciitis is most likely to affect active people between the ages of 40-70 and is slightly more common in women than men. Those who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis, due to the increased strain on your plantar fascia ligaments. People who work in an active job that requires them to be on their feet a lot, such as restaurant servers or manufacturing workers are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis. Long distance runners are another high risk category.

Your plantar fascia supports your arch and muscles in your foot. When stretched, small tears can develop leading to inflammation of the ligament resulting in heel pain and stiffness. You’re more likely to experience plantar fasciitis if you:

  • Are female
  • Are 40 to 70 years old
  • Are overweight or obese
  • Frequently wear high-heeled shoes
  • Have high arches or flat feet
  • Are on your feet many hours each day
  • Wear old shoes with those with thin soles
  • Have “heel cords” or tight Achilles tendons
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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Acousana therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive approach to providing plantar fasciitis pain relief for mild to severe conditions, with success rates over 86%.

Acousana utilizes patented SoftWave® technology to stimulate your body’s natural healing response by increasing blood flow by up to 300%, quickly reducing inflammation and therefore, getting rid of the pain associated with the condition.

Acousana therapy uses patented electrohydraulic SoftWaves® that are delivered through the skin using ultrasound gel. The SoftWaves trigger a natural biological response which initiates a healing process by increasing blood flow and improving circulation.

The SoftWaves “fool” the body into thinking that “damage” has occurred, when in reality, no damage has taken place. This response initiates your body’s natural self-repair process by reducing inflammation and thereby eliminating pain.

HowItWorks

Plantar fasciitis is aggravated by tight muscles in your feet or calves. To relieve or prevent the pain, try these stretches:

Stretch your calves

  1. Stand an arm’s length from a wall.
  2. Place your right foot behind your left.
  3. Slowly and gently bend your left leg forward.
  4. Keep your right knee straight and your right heel on the ground.
  5. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds and release. Repeat 3x.
  6. Reverse the position of your legs, and repeat.

Grab a chair and stretch your plantar fascia

Plantar fasciitis can also be relieved by these three seated stretching exercises. Be sure to sit up straight while performing these exercises:

  1. When seated, roll your foot back and forth over a frozen water bottle, ice-cold can, or foam roller. Continue this for one minute, then switch feet.
  2. After that, cross one leg over the other to perform the big toe stretch. Grasp your big toe and pull it gently toward you, holding it for 15 to 30 seconds. This should be done three times, then you should reverse and do it with the other foot.
  3. Make an exercise strap from a towel by folding it lengthwise. Put the towel under the arch of each foot and sit down. Hold the towel ends with both hands, and gently pull the tops of your feet towards you. Pull three times for about 15 to 30 seconds each time.
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Case Study - Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Sophia came to see us after several other doctors said they didn’t believe that she had the condition at her age but couldn’t explain why she was in so much pain.

Sophia was in pain constantly even when she wasn’t standing or walking. She tried different exercises for Plantar Fasciitis but didn’t find any success. Due to her inability to move around as she’d like, she started gaining weight and felt like she was losing her health.

After Sophia’s first treatment she experienced a significant reduction in pain and says that her first treatment changed her life! She no longer experiences pain in the morning and isn’t afraid to stand up and walk around.

Acousana therapy helped Sophia eliminate the pain she was experiencing due to Plantar Fasciitis. “I feel magnificent!” she says. Sophia feels like she now has her life back. She can exercise, walk and live an overall healthier life.

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casestudy

Case Study – Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Sophia came to see us after several other doctors said they didn’t believe that she had the condition at her age but couldn’t explain why she was in so much pain.

Sophia was in pain constantly even when she wasn’t standing or walking. She tried different exercises for Plantar Fasciitis but didn’t find any success. Due to her inability to move around as she’d like, she started gaining weight and felt like she was losing her health.

After Sophia’s first treatment she experienced a significant reduction in pain and says that her first treatment changed her life! She no longer experiences pain in the morning and isn’t afraid to stand up and walk around.

Acousana therapy helped Sophia eliminate the pain she was experiencing due to Plantar Fasciitis. “I feel magnificent!” she says. Sophia feels like she now has her life back. She can exercise, walk and live an overall healthier life.

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