New Solutions To Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

New Solutions To Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Chiropractic Olympia WA Neuropathy

Plantar fasciitis (PF) in Olympia WA refers to the pain experienced when there is a tear, inflammation, or damage to the thick web-like band of ligament that stretches from the front to the heel of the foot at the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia.

The pain can be sharp, stabbing, and immense.

It may make an appearance when using the feet after a while of inactivity suddenly and gets better with activity, only to pain, even more, when the feet have been worked too long or hard.

Common causes for PF include:

  • Age: Aging causes weakening of the ligament/ fascia, making it more susceptible to damage.
  • Weight: The extra or uneven pressure can weaken the fascia.
  • Occupation: Certain occupations which involve working while on the feet for too long can overwork the fascia.
  • Infections: When the foot is under infection, it can affect the fascia and lead to inflammation.
  • Degenerative diseases: Certain conditions which lead to the degeneration of the fascia.
  • Physical activities: Certain activities, like sports, apply strain on the fascia, overworking it. This can include dancing, aerobics, running, etc.

Certain people have a higher chance of PF:

  • Females
  • 40-60 years old
  • Obese
  • Those with flat feet or high arches
  • Athletes
  • Pregnant women
  • Spend hours on their feet each day
  • Wear heeled shoes
  • Have tight Achilles heel or "heel cords"
  • Have an unusual walk or foot position

PF, painful as it might be, is not a huge problem.

It is very rare for PF cases to escalate enough to require surgeries and are usually only to lengthen the fascia.

Treatment Options For Plantar Fasciitis in Olympia WA

Icing can help on a temporary and surface level of pain relief.

Resting is a great way to help PF but it isn't the most feasible with the amount of time it takes for PF to heal and the fast-paced world we all reside in.

It can help to take pain medications, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory drugs, injections, etc. to reduce the pain.

But, these could lead to addictions, have side effects, and be only temporary solutions.

You could have the doctors put your feet in braces but these are quite restrictive and have possibilities of pain returning.

Another treatment to turn to would be massage therapy (MT), a non-invasive, long-term, effective, quick treatment for PF.

MT is getting more and more popular as days go by due to its high benefits and almost no cons.

It helps by bringing blood circulation back to the fascia to help it heal quicker, for the inflammation to leave, return functionality, break down scar tissue, and increase lymphatic drainage.

All of that helps immensely improve PF, reduce the pain by a lot quicker and help strengthen the fascia to reduce chances of future pain.

The benefits of MT include:

  • Relaxing
  • Increases mobility, flexibility, functioning, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, bodily healing pace
  • Raises resistance to future damage and improves muscle strength
  • Breaks down scar tissue
  • Stress relieving
  • Improves immunity
  • Relieves pain
  • Suitable for all ages and most health conditions
  • Immediately effective
  • Cost-effective
  • Non-invasive, thus, no side effects or addictions

So, if you are a victim of plantar fasciitis, book an appointment with your nearest licensed Olympia WA massage therapist and get better immediately!

Happy healing!

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