Plantar Fasciitis

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 free consultation!

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.

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