As practitioners, it’s hard to imagine the daunting task a patient goes through of swinging your feet out of bed and looking forward to the day knowing your first 10-20 steps are going to be excruciating due to plantar fasciitis pain in the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a very debilitating issue for patients. It can be a very frustrating condition because many home remedies and suggestions from practitioners may not be all that helpful. Let’s touch on 5 tips for practitioners to address the function of why a patient’s pain is in the foot using a fluid motion approach.
Plantar fasciitis: a condition in which weight-bearing stress irritates and inflames the tough connective tissues along the bottom of the foot. Like stated by Mary Biancalana in our blog post titled Plantar Fasciitis? Maybe Not, So Don't Ice It!, most often, when pain is felt in the bottom of the foot, it is instantly diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Since it is important to get an accurate diagnosis, it is important to correctly diagnose plantar fasciitis before treating. So, have you been properly diagnosed? Let's learn more and how to treat plantar fasciitis!
by Mary Biancalana
For athletes who are training hard, the stabbing pain of plantar fasciitis is all too common. Most often, when pain is felt into the bottom of the foot, it is instantly diagnosed as “plantar fasciitis.” I say, let’s take a hard look at all the reasons there might be pain in the bottom of the foot and try to eliminate those reasons. And, let’s not be too quick to give a medical condition to everyone who experiences pain or discomfort.
So before you pull out that cold pack, ask yourself: What about trigger point therapy?