Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of pain on the bottom of the foot, particularly the bottom of the heel. The pain is usually caused by the repetitive strain to the connective tissue of the bottom of the foot due to improper foot mechanics and typically effects long distance runners or individuals that either over-pronate or over-suppinate. The characteristic symptom of plantar fasciitis is burning pain on the bottom of the foot or heal, particularly the first thing in the morning.
There are several popular treatment options including cortisone injections, night splint, custom orthotics, ultrasound, and lithotripsy. However, for anyone that has experienced an acute case of plantar fasciitis, these options can be costly and only minimally effective. One of the most effective treatments is an athletic taping technique called the Low Dye Technique.
The Low Dye Technique was developed by a podiatrist and is an effective technique at decreasing pain and returning you to activity much faster than some of the conventional treatments. Once you are over the acute stage of injury, Active Release Technique and Graston Technique can be utilized to breakup some of the fibrotic adhesions that have developed from chronic wear and tear.
If you suffer from this condition and would like to find out if this treatment option is right for you, contact our office for a complimentary consultation.