Do your heels have severe pain as you ‘jump’ out of bed?
Do your heels ache after you go jogging, play golf, tennis or other sports?
Are you on your feet most of the day and have aching heels by the end of it?
Have you stopped leading the active lifestyle you love because of heel pain?
Plantar Fasciitis – stabbing pain in the heel and foot
Plantar Fasciitis as you may know can be a very painful ailment that affects the heel of the foot. This is caused by an inflammation of the tissue, the plantar fascia, which connects your toes to your heel bone.
The plantar fascia supports the arch of your foot and absorbs the shock that occurs through walking, running, standing and general use of the foot. However sometimes the tension on this tissue can be too great and small tears occur in the fascia, this leads to inflammation and irritation of the tissue and the pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis.
Some of the painful symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:
Sharp pain like a knife sticking into the bottom of your heel, especially in the morning for the first few steps;
Sore heels after standing for long periods;
Stabbing or sharp pain in the heels when standing on tiptoe, climbing stairs or standing up after long periods of being seated;
Pain in the heels after exercise;
Swelling of the heel.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment – you need deep healing and relief!
Plantar Fasciitis, if not treated, can lead to a chronic condition that will hinder your regular activities and impede your lifestyle. It can lead to other conditions as well as you adjust your body to deal with the pain and restricted movement.
This can lead to problems in areas such as your foot (beyond just the heel), knee, hip and back problems that can seriously impact your life.
Standard treatment for plantar fasciitis includes icing, heating, using foot massager, arch supports, and physical therapy, whereas, ultrasound therapy comes to a novel approach which we will discuss here.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis before it becomes chronic is essential in allowing you to continue with your life without pain.
However Plantar Fasciitis does respond very well to treatment and with consistent therapy and attention it is possible to rapidly return to full mobility and prevent the return of the painful effects of Plantar Fasciitis.
Therapeutic Ultrasound is the perfect modality for treating Plantar Fasciitis related pain as it provides highly targeted treatment which penetrates the body directly to the source of Plantar Fasciitis pain.
Ultrasound therapy – targeted pain relief and healing of Plantar Fasciitis…
Ultrasound therapy has been proven to be a very successful method of dealing with Plantar Fasciitis and other ailments for nearly 60 years. In fact, if you have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis (or many other ailments!) and have been seeing a physical therapist (physiotherapist), chances are good that you have already experienced ultrasound therapy.
Ultrasound therapy is a very effective form of treatment for Plantar Fasciitis as it works by sending high frequency sound waves into the injured or painful area. These sound waves move at a frequency of a million vibrations (hertz) a second (human hearing stops at around 20,000 hertz), and penetrate deep into the human body, over 2 inches, to provide highly targeted treatment.
Ultrasound therapy provides several key benefits
Deep targeted vibrations in the plantar fascia tendons and surrounding tissue, soothing the inflamed tissue and relieving pain; An increase in tissue relaxation of the muscles and ligaments, allowing for an increase in the local blood flow, helping to reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation; The increased blood flow delivers higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to the tissue, as well as removing cell waste, greatly aiding the healing process.
Therapeutic Ultrasound – the Professional’s choice in Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Ultrasound therapy is an excellent method of treating Plantar Fasciitis as the ultrasound waves penetrate deeply into the inflamed plantar fascia and surrounding tissue. The healing benefits of ultrasound also prevent further scarring and tearing of the fascia and surrounding tissue.
Ultrasound is used by many professionals such as physical therapists to reduce pain and swelling, help the recovery process and aid the healing of Plantar Fasciitis. Using medical grade ultrasound is proven to be a very effective way of relieving the pain and promoting the healing of Plantar Fasciitis.