Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Anatomy of the foot and plantar fascia.

Plantar fasciitis medical illustration.

Plantar fasciitis symptoms are painful. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain or pain in the ball of your foot.  The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that connects from your heel bone to your toes. The plantar fascia acts to support the arch of the foot. However, when it becomes inflamed it becomes very painful to put pressure through the arch of the foot and even walk. This is usually worse first thing in the morning.

JOI Rehab has many effective treatment options to help alleviate the source of inflammation. JOI utilizes such devices as laser and The Graston Technique in which your JOI clinician is specially trained. Also, the use of orthotics (foot inserts) may be required from a biomechanical standpoint. Other treatments can include the use of night splints to keep the Plantar Fascia on stretch while you sleep. Ice massage with a frozen plastic bottle may also help decrease the inflammation. We at JOI are prepared to help you return to the level of a pain free lifestyle.

If you would like to learn more about Plantar Fasciitis, please watch this video.

Plantar fasciitis


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