How does physical therapy treat plantar fascitis?

By Scott Beecher, MSPT, OrthoCarolina Concord Physical Therapy

 

The pain from plantar fascitis is felt in the heel of the foot and can often feel like walking on a bruise. There are several different methods of physical therapy that can treat the pain of plantar fascitis says OrthoCarolina Concord Physical Therapist Scott Beecher.

The discomfort of plantar fascitis is a result of micro tears that happen in multiple ways include the use of poor footwear and jobs or hobbies that incorporate a lot of standing.

In physical therapy, Beecher says there are three main ways to reduce the pain and inflammation while increasing circulation:

- Taping techniques

- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

- Dry needling


Ready to take the next step to dumping the pain of plantar fascitis? Here's how:

- WATCH: Scott Beecher and his colleagues at Concord Physical Therapy demonstrate taping, dry needling and instrument soft tissue mobilization on Facebook

- MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Find an OrthoCarolina location near you

- LEARN MORE: 6 things to know about dry needling





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