Monmouth County Physical Therapists: (732) 333-6360
Whenever you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting
down for a long time, do you feel a sharp pain in your heel or along the
bottom of your foot? Does that pain seem to get worse as the day goes
on? You may be suffering from plantar fasciitis,
one of the most common sources of foot and heel pain in people across the country.
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, our Monmouth County physical therapists help
patients just like you every day deal with plantar fasciitis. When you
come to our clinic, you will find that our entire staff is truly passionate
about using our unique abilities to benefit others and restore their health,
comfort, and sense of well-being. When it comes to treating plantar fasciitis,
we are pleased to say that we are literally and figuratively helping people
get back on their feet.
Want to know more about us? We would love to tell you more during a
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
On the bottom of your foot, supporting the arch, is a ligament known as
the plantar fascia, which gives plantar fasciitis its name. When this
becomes strained, irritated, and injured, you will experience swollenness,
pain, and soreness in your feet and heel, most notably after extended
periods of rest. Repeated injuries or harm can cause the plantar fascia
to rip, which causes chronic discomfort.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by:
Abnormal walking stance
Excessive and extended running, walking, or standing
Wearing footwear that does not fit properly
Sore or swollen calves
How Can Plantar Fasciitis Be Treated?
Many medical practitioners turn to medications and surgery to treat just
about any complication or condition. If you know anything about our Monmouth
County physical therapists, you probably already know that we do not like
to rely on these high-risk treatment options. Instead, we have made our
careers out of relying on gentle yet effective
physical therapy options and advanced rehabilitation techniques not offered at many other clinics.
For patients with plantar fasciitis, we recommend using
EPAT, or extra corporeal pulse activation technology, sessions to gradually
alleviate the pain and promote healing in your foot and heel. EPAT will
send waves of concentrated and directed pressure into your foot, soothing
the plantar fascia without the need of dangerous drugs or invasive and
debilitating surgeries. You can
think of it as a massage for the inside of your foot! Best of all, more than 80% of our patients who have used EPAT sessions
for their ailments experience benefits and report their satisfaction.
Could EPAT be right for treating your plantar fasciitis?
Contact us at (732) 333-6360 today to learn more.