Plantar Fasciitis

Sheen Vein & Cosmetics
St. Louis, MO

Plantar Fasciitis

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition marked by inflammation and pain in the thick band of tissue, known as the plantar fascia, that stretches across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. This ailment predominantly affects individuals with an active lifestyle or those that are overweight, putting excessive strain on the plantar fascia.

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

The most typical symptom of Plantar Fasciitis is a stabbing pain near the heel, which is usually worse in the morning when you take your first steps. As you move more, the pain may decrease, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting. Diagnosis usually involves a physical examination and a discussion of your symptoms and medical history. In some cases, imaging tests like X-rays or MRI might be needed.

Treatment Options at Sheen Vein & Cosmetics

At Sheen Vein & Cosmetics, we offer comprehensive care for Plantar Fasciitis. Our treatment approach involves the use of Photobiomodulation (PBM), a technique that utilizes light therapy to stimulate the body's innate healing mechanisms. This helps expedite the healing process while simultaneously reducing inflammation within the affected tissue. Consequently, individuals can experience a notable decrease in discomfort associated with the injury. Our treatment protocol combines conservative therapy with PBM to facilitate fascial stretching and promote a reduction in inflammation, enabling the plantar fascia to heal naturally.

Prevention and Aftercare Tips

To prevent Plantar Fasciitis, it's necessary to maintain a healthy weight, choose supportive footwear, and avoid activities that strain your feet. Regularly stretching your arches and calves can also help. Post-treatment, physical therapy exercises are often recommended to strengthen your lower leg muscles, helping to stabilize your ankle and heel.