Therapy in Bend, Oregon
Helps Heal Plantar Fasciitis and
Keep it From Coming Back!
The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and acts like a shock absorber.
Plantar fasciitis is a common and painful foot condition that occurs when this tissue becomes inflamed and tight as the fascia is overstretched and overused. If tension on this “bowstring” becomes too great, it can create small tears in the fascia.
One indicator that you have plantar fasciitis is if your feet hurt right when you get out of bed. Having foot pain while you’re in bed at night may not be plantar fasciitis. Depending upon the type of activity you do, you could have flare-ups at different points of the day or hurt worse as the day goes on.
Plantar fasciitis especially affects runners because of the constant impact on foot’s soft tissue, but a tight Achilles tendon (often from your calves), very low or high arches, long days standing, and poor biomechanics can be the source as well. There are multiple muscles involved and several layers of deep muscles connected to the plantar fascia, so the condition doesn’t always start in the feet.
As with all soft-tissue injuries, finding it’s source is the key to effective treatment. It’s the only way the injury can be eliminated – not just temporarily sooth symptoms.
Using Active Release Techniques in combination with deep-tissue massage, targeted stretches, and treatment you can do on your own, I can usually resolve most cases in just 3 to 6 treatments – with a 90% success rate of full recovery. Traditional treatments (non-surgical) can take as long as 6 weeks to 3 months and still not fully eliminate the problem.
To keep plantar fasciitis from coming back, treatments as little as once a month is all it takes.
Don’t let plantar fasciitis interrupt your active lifestyle when you could be out of pain in as little as a couple of weeks.