Physiotherapy to Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Inflammation and Pain


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The plantar fascia is a web-like ligament that conjoins your heel to the front of the feet. We usually have to endure plenty of wear and tear in the region daily. However, tremendous pressure or overuse of your feet may cause Plantar Fasciitis inflammation and pain. Physiotherapy is effective in relieving plantar fasciitis pain.

Are you facing walking difficulties or heel pain? Here is a guide on how physiotherapy can relieve your discomfort.

How Can Physiotherapy Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Inflammation and Pain? 

Physiotherapy proves to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. It involves the diagnosis and elaborated treatment methods for faster healing of plantar fascia. Here are a few techniques that you may undergo:

  • Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is a deep tissue massage that helps treat compression in the ligaments, tendons, and fascia. It promotes blood circulation and relaxes the muscles back to their normal state.

  • Kinesio Taping

This elastic tape reduces the pressure on the plantar fascia and supports the inner arch. A trained therapist only knows the proper application procedure that aids speedy recovery.

  • Orthotics

Wearing a supportive innersole inside your shoe provides support to the inflamed region.

  • Exercises

Your physiotherapist may suggest core muscle strengthening exercises such as toe or calf stretches to reduce pain.

What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?  

Among many symptoms, the most common is excessive pain in the bottom line of the feet. The pain worsens in the morning after a long night’s rest. You may also feel the pain at night after a tiresome day out.

What Are the Causes of Plantar Fasciitis? 

If you have plantar fasciitis pain, there can be numerous reasons behind it. Professional therapists of Physiotherapy First track the root cause down and eliminate it from the core level. Here are some common reasons that give rise to the stabbing pain in your heel.

  • Long-Standing 

Your physiotherapists may advise you to take rest, to apply ice, braces, or anti-inflammatory drugs for aches due to prolonged standing.

  • Over Weight

Obesity can be a triggering factor for plantar fasciitis. A professional physical therapist can educate to adopt a healthy living style, planning an exercise program focussing on decreasing inflammation.

  • Structure of Feet 

If you have very high arched feet or flat feet, you may develop plantar fasciitis. Your physiotherapist may suggest you use special night shoes, silicone or foam footpads, or orthotic devices to get relief from the structural disorder of the feet.

  • Shoe 

Wearing a soft sole and poor ached support shoe may contribute to inflammation in the feet. Generally, physiotherapists advise wearing shoes with rigid soles and cushioning in the mid-foot.

  • Pregnancy

A pregnant woman gains weight in her first trimester. This sudden weight gain on the plantar fascia can cause a burning sensation in the feet. A skilled therapist can reduce your pain with therapeutic massages, suggest regular, light exercises, or even wear orthotics.

If you are suffering from redness and swelling at the arch of your feet or painful heel bone, consult with the experts to get a faster recovery.