Which came first for Margie, the Plantar Fasciitis or Morton’s Neuroma? Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom surface of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Mortons Neuroma is a painful condition that affects one or both feet. People say that they feel as though they are standing on a rock caught in their shoe,
Once your case of Plantar Fasciitis has been established and you begin therapy at Elite you will be designated a home exercise program or HEP. An HEP consists of many of the exercises that you are performing in the PT clinic and will be designed to stretch the muscles in the lower leg and along the bottom of the foot.
Upon your initial visit to Elite Physical Therapy, for Plantar Fasciitis, you will be evaluated by one of our skilled Physical Therapists. During your initial evaluation your therapist will ask a series of questions specific to your symptoms in order to determine the proper route of treatment regarding your foot pain. Once it is determined that you have plantar fasciitis you will be given a specific set of exercises and stretches to decrease pain and inflammation and to balance the strength around the supportive structures of the foot.
Plantar Fasciitis- technical
Plantar fasciitis is characterized by stabbing pain and inflammation in the heel upon first standing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and it is estimated that approximately 10 % of the population will experience plantar fascia pain at some point during their life.
The foot is one of the most complex structures in the body containing 26 bone and 33 different joints. Feet are responsible for being our primary contact with the ground, allowing for balance, propulsion and sending feedback about terrain to our brain. The foot is supported by many muscles and ligaments both within the foot (intrinsic) and from the lower leg.