Do you feel a stabbing pain in your heel when you walk, especially in your first few steps in the morning? You may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. Dr. Neil Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center provides chiropractic and physical therapy in Essex to ease your pain.
Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition causing inflammation in the tissue that connects your heels to your toes. The condition often results in intense pain. The plantar fascia is the largest ligament in the body, and plantar fasciitis commonly occurs when straining of the ligament has resulted in painful micro-tears.
What are the Treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis?
After your doctor has examined you and diagnoses you with plantar fasciitis, you have a few treatment options. Your doctor may prescribe some anti-inflammatory medication or pain relief medication. While these medications may be necessary to control the pain, they are not an effective long-term solution for plantar fasciitis treatment.
Shock Wave Therapy
Shock wave therapy is sometimes used to ‘shock’ your plantar fascia with sound waves. This works to stimulate blood flow, speeds up the healing process, and stuns your nerves, so you don’t feel pain.
It’s highly recommended to see a physical therapist when suffering from plantar fasciitis. A physical therapist teaches you stretching and strengthening exercises to help the injury heal. Additionally, your physical therapist may also teach you how to apply athletic tape to help support the bottom of your foot. Lastly, he/she may use or recommend massage therapy or contrast baths to supplement physical therapy exercises.
For those looking for physical therapy in Essex, Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center provides physical therapy, chiropractic care and aquatic therapy, all in one convenient location.
Physical Therapy in Essex: Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center offers complete physical therapy in Essex. Their trained staff provides you with the best care and uses a variety of physical therapy techniques such as heat therapy, cryotherapy (ice), iontophoresis, and electrical stimulation.
Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center also offers non-surgical spine decompression and dry needling. Click here to contact us.