Plantar Fasciitis is caused by improper movement of the feet which places strain on the ligament that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot. When the plantar fascia becomes strained it can swell and the tiny fibers that make it up may fray. It is most often caused by poor mechanics of the foot. A foot that flattens too much may have an overstretched fascia that will swell and cause pain. A foot with a high arch can have a fascia that aches because it is being pulled tautly, also causing pain.
Symptoms are pain in the bottom of the foot while standing or walking, pain localized on the bottom of the foot where the heel and arch meet, and reoccurring pain upon movement. Pain is often most common and severe first thing in the morning or when first standing after rest. A heel spur may occur as a result of the pull on the heel bone from the strained fascia. Bursitis can also develop if the swollen plantar fascia is pressing against a plantar bursa.
Dr. Raymond Maimone, at NJ Laser Care, will listen to your complaint and then perform a comprehensive examination to ascertain your symptoms. He will use this along with any diagnostic tests required to arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan for you. If you have Plantar Fasciitis, Dr. Maimone will work on reducing your symptoms first. Then he will work on correcting the problem. Creating a positive environment for tissue healing is important in order to achieve long term if not permanent results for the relief of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Maimone will address and accomodate the biomechanical issues before he begins Laser Therapy to reduce pain and inflammation, as well as aid the plantar fascia n healing of any micro tears.