Searching for the Best Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Richmond, VA?
There are a number of options when it comes to treatment for plantar fasciitis (which is a painful condition on the bottom or your foot from the heel through the arch).
The question is what is the best plantar fasciitis treatment?
IMPORTANT: The simple answer is that the treatment should be tailored to the specific needs of the patient. This is exactly what you will experience when you work with your clinical team.
Click here to read what the physical therapy profession recommends. This is how we approach our patients.
Then you can click here to read more about what the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends.
To summarize, they state:
Many treatment options exist, including rest, stretching, strengthening, change of shoes, arch supports, orthotics, night splints, anti-inflammatory agents and surgery. Usually, plantar fasciitis can be treated successfully by tailoring treatment to an individual's risk factors and preferences.
We Treat Much More than Just Plantar Fasciitis
Conditions we have successfully treated:
- Ankle Pain
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Excessive Pronation
- Post Surgical Conditions
- Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
What are my treatment options?
- Corticosteroid Injections
- Physical Therapy*
Advantages of Physical Therapy:
- No side effects.
- Supported by clinical research*.
- Customized to treat the underlying cause.
Your Recovery Process:
- Pain Relief
- Recovery of Mobility or Stability
- Increased Strength
- Recovery of Walking and Functional Skills
- Independent Care
Components of Your Care:
- A thorough biomechanical evaluation.
- Extensive patient education.
- A customized treatment plan.
- Gentle hands-on techniques to relax the muscles.
- Effective joint mobilization techniques to decrease stiffness.
- Pain relieving modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound or electrical stimulation.
- Targeted stretching for tight muscles.
- Walking retraining.
- Balance exercises.
- Shoe inserts (orthotic recommendations).
* Cited from the academic journal, JBJS (American). 2006;88; Am J Sports Med 1998 May; 26(3).
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