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Plantar Fasciitis and Active Release Technique

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the bottom of the foot. This condition usually occurs in the heel area but can also be felt as pain in the arch of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that occurs when the fascia, a band of tissue located on the underside of the foot, becomes inflamed or stretched. It often results in pain while walking or standing for extended periods of time. The fascia acts as a support for the arch of the foot, and when it is irritated or damaged, it can lead to discomfort and difficulty in performing daily activities. If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can worsen and potentially limit mobility. It is important to seek proper diagnosis and treatment to alleviate the symptoms and prevent further complications.

How We Diagnose Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, a common foot condition, is widely recognized as one of the most common orthopedic issues. It impacts individuals of all genders and ages, making it a prevalent concern in the field of foot health.

Plantar fasciitis symptoms typically include pain at the heel bone on the bottom of your foot, which often worsens upon awakening in the morning or following long periods of sitting.

Patients may also experience front foot pain that begins to subside as they walk or stand from a sitting position – this condition is known as “first step pain.”

People suffering from plantar fasciitis may also experience stiffness in their feet that worsens after exercise or prolonged standing.

Physical examination is the ideal way to detect plantar fasciitis. Your physician will perform the exam by lightly pressing on your plantar fascia and feeling for any inflammation; taking X-rays of your foot to rule out other conditions; as well as asking you questions about how symptoms are impacting daily routine and symptoms affecting life in general.

What We Do

Plantar fasciitis is a prevalent condition that causes heel and arch pain, most frequently encountered first thing in the morning or after long periods of sitting or standing.

This condition is most often the result of overstretching the plantar fascia – the tissue connecting the heel to the forefoot – but can also be due to obesity, extra weight on feet, wearing worn-out shoes or engaging in high impact activities.

Treatment options include ice, stretching and physical therapy. Anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or aspirin may also help to decrease inflammation.

Your healthcare provider may suggest using a night splint, which keeps your foot bent at 90 degrees during sleep instead of resting it naturally in its usual position. Studies have proven this device to ease morning walking pain while stretching and strengthening foot muscles – your therapist may suggest exercises you can do at home to alleviate symptoms.

What to Expect

Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful foot condition that can last months or years and restrict normal work, sports, and recreational activities. This issue arises from damage to the plantar fascia – a strong band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes – which runs along its length.

Plantar fascia acts to absorb shock, transfer force and facilitate proper foot functioning; however, overuse may strain it, leading to irritation and inflammation in your feet.

Plantar fasciitis should be treated by resting your foot and avoiding walking on hard surfaces without shoes on. You should also change up the type of exercise routines you do and apply ice to it if it becomes inflamed.

If the pain persists after trying home remedies, your doctor might recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or corticosteroid injection. In rare instances, surgery might also be recommended; options could include percutaneous needle tenotomy, gastrocnemius recession or partial plantar fascia release procedures.


ART is a patented and cutting-edge treatment method for soft tissue injuries such as those to the tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Common issues treated by this approach include headaches, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome back pain sciatica knee pain plantar fasciitis among others.

ART can provide highly effective soft tissue injury treatments. In addition to relieving pain caused by soft tissue injuries, ART also helps decrease adhesions that build up within the body, leading to inflammation and difficulties with movement, leading to chronic pain, reduced range of motion or even nerve entrapment at injury sites.

As part of an ART session, you’ll be asked to perform gentle movements and manipulations designed to release fascia and improve blood flow to the area. This may involve techniques like gua sha, cryostretch or positional release as well as strengthening exercises designed to relieve plantar fasciitis symptoms such as gluteal and hip strengthening exercises – these sessions should last between one and four sessions for maximum effectiveness.


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