Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that connects the heal bone to the toes. Pain in this area tends to be worse after a long rest. Additional symptoms include:
1. Stabbing Pain with First Steps
2. Pain Lets Up After the Foot Loosens Up
3. Develops Gradually
4. May Affect Only One Foot
Causes of Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a shock absorbing ligament meant to protect structures from your foot to your hips during normal activity. However, if the pressure on the plantar fascia is too great, or the foot is stretched beyond normal range, damage in the form of small tears can occur. This irritation causes inflammation and irritation. Common among runners and those on their feet all day, we find that plantar fasciitis is usually caused by a postural imbalance. For example, you may have a slight leg length discrepancy which causes you to place more weight on the shorter leg. If this postural distortion is allowed to continue, the likelihood that the disc herniation will become worse is very high.
Simple, Effective Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Postural correction through Neurosomatic Therapy addresses sources of pain that are considered “structural” as well as purely muscular issues. Measuring where the patient supports their weight on their foot can give a lot of insight into the cause of plantar fasciitis. By realigning postural distortions, weight is redistributed correctly across the bottom of the foot, and the pain of plantar fasciitis can be eliminated.There are many factors that can contribute to the muscular imbalances involved in plantar fasciitis but, more importantly, recognizing the postural imbalance, which muscles are involved and applying treatment techniques to normalize the imbalance are vital to eliminating pain. Neurosomatic Therapy takes a systematic, measurable and efficient approach to postural balance.