Seeking plantar fasciitis treatment in Boca Raton can help alleviate and eliminate this painful and limiting condition. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that typically develops in runners.
It can be caused by a number of reasons and causes the tissue connecting the heel to the toes becomes inflamed. Patients will report a stabbing pain in the heel with the first steps they take in the morning.
Typically, it will go away after a time but without proper treatment, plantar fasciitis can become worse. Once diagnosed, regular physiotherapy treatment can resolve the condition in several months.
Patients can take other measures to increase recovery time as well. Highlighted below are the diagnosis and treatment process of plantar fasciitis treatment. To learn more, visit Premier Therapy Solutions.
Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis
Before seeking treatment, a doctor will examine the affected foot to determine where the pain originates from. The doctor will use the patient’s medical history and results from the examination to diagnose plantar fasciitis.
Other injuries can also be ruled out by ordering further tests for the patient. Some of these possible injuries can include a pinched nerve or a broken bone.
Options For Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
The goal of plantar fasciitis treatment is to reduce the inflammation and alleviate the patient’s pain. There are three options a doctor can try to achieve this. In some cases, a number of treatments can be recommended at the same time.
These are medication, manual physical therapy, and integrative physiotherapy, among others. Medication treatment includes prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (or NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and in turn, reduce pain.
Typically, multiple doses of NSAIDs are prescribed daily, over the course of several weeks. In certain cases when the pain is severe or the inflammation is not responding to NSAIDs doctors may prescribe steroid injection.
In this treatment, a dosage of a steroid is injected directly into the most affected area of the plantar fasciitis. A steroid injection will alleviate pain for about a month, however, the inflammation will be kept down for longer than that.
Treatment With Physical Therapy
Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis is typically recommended by doctors if ice, rest, and other treatments have not been effective. A physiotherapist works with patients by teaching them stretching and exercises that can strengthen the lower leg muscles, Achilles tendon, and the affected plantar fascia.
Other physiotherapy techniques include manual therapy, ultrasonography, and contrast baths. Premier Therapy Solutions can provide effective physical therapy treatment for plantar fasciitis in Boca Raton.
This can reduce and over time, eliminate a patient’s pain and improve their mobility. Our clinic is dedicated to offering the highest quality service to our patients. We have been improving the lives of individuals by assisting them in reaching their physical function goals.
Every patient has unique needs and we strive to meet every one of those needs. If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis be sure to contact us today to get started on the road to recovery.