Plantar Fasciitis - Hard to pronounce, and even harder to treat. Why? The plantar fascia of the foot is the supporting and forgiving tissue of the foot that cushions the compressive forces produced while we walk or stand. Over time, with jobs that demand excessive time on our feet and with inadequate arch support, the tissue develops micro tears and begins to break down. Sharp, achy and stabbing pain ensue. The process may take years before symptoms appear. Typically occurring in individuals in the age range of 40-50 years old. Why is it so difficult to treat? There are many ways to treat this condition depending on the stage. Unfortunately, many resort to the mainstream treatment of steroid injection and potentially surgery. Both can be effective depending upon the stage of the condition. What is often missing, is the treatment of the actual fascia - soft tissue treatment. By using such techniques as Graston and A.R.T., physicians can treat the source of the complaint and not the symptom (inflammation) which results in the pain that initially causes the "morning hobble". This type of treatment complemented by orthotics can not only reverse the damage to the fascia but prevent further damage to the arch of the foot.
Dr. Garett Rosati, D.C.
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