Foot Pain: Plantar Fasciitis and Physical Therapy

Updated: Jan 23, 2021


Plantar Fasciitis or foot pain caused by tightening of the connective tissue or plantar fascia can cause significant dysfunction.    Tightness of the fascia can place a lot of pressure on sensitive nerves and stimulate bone spur formation.  People with this condition often have difficulty walking, foot pain getting out of bed, finding comfortable shoes, and may develop chronic problems. 

 

Conservative Physical Therapy Management of foot pain may include:

  • Modalities: such as heat and ice

  • Manual Therapy:  “hands on” treatment to improve pain and restore function and movement. 

  • Mobilization and Manipulation:  movement of a joint to improve pain and restore functional movement.

  • Therapeutic Exercise:  specific exercise to improve pain and restore functional movement. 

  • Functional Movement Training:  exercises to improve posture and movement.  

  • Electrical Stimulation or TENS:  used to help improve pain, inflammation, muscle spasm, muscle function, and circulation.



To schedule an appointment at Clemens Physical Therapy call 304-842-6008



Physical Therapists are specialists in restoring movement and function related to muscle, bone, or joint dysfunction.  They often work to improve pain and disability.  To learn more about PT or find one in your area, check out a consumer oriented site on PT here.

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