Plantar Fasciitis Overview

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Overview of Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain and foot arch pain is very common in today’s population. Plantar fasciitis is sometimes used as a catchall term to describe pain in the arch or heel. Plantar fasciitis can also be used to describe inflammation to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. The purpose of the plantar fascia is to assist in maintaining stability of the foot.  If you want to learn more about this condition, please go to this Video by Dr. Vosseller.

If you are an athlete experiencing any type of foot pain, click here to read about common foot injuries commonly associated with athletes.

How Do You Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

The quick answer is JOI and JOI Rehab have several treatment programs for pain related to Plantar Fasciitis.  Physical therapy to include:

-Stretching and night splints

-Orthotics or custom inserts in your shoes

-Laser Treatments

-Graston Technique for soft tissue mobilization

-Strengthening exercises to prevent a recurrence.

-Home splints and ice

Stretching for Plantar Fasciitis

Proper way to stretch the calf

Here are some common injuries associated with the foot :

JOI Plantar Fasciitis

Image of Inflammation of the Plantar Fascia

Plantar Fasciitis

To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000, schedule online or click below.

To schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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