If you are experiencing sharp pain in your heel you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition involves inflammation of the tissue joining your toes to your heel and is quite common particularly among runners. Plantar fasciitis can subside over several months with the right treatment. Schedule a consult appointment with your medical practitioner in order to determine whether you have this condition.
Your medical practitioner will evaluate your foot in order to determine the location of the pain. Along with your foot exam, your doctor will also consider your health history. Imaging tests may also be ordered to rule out any other health issues that could be causing your pain. Your doctor will offer several treatment options to alleviate your pain and decrease the inflammation in your foot. These options may include medication, massage, and surgery.
NSAIDs, also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, can help in reducing your pain and inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis. You may be required to take several doses over a period of a few weeks. For severe pain that does not respond to NSAID medications, your medical practitioner may recommend steroid infections. The steroid is injected into the plantar fascia in order to reduce the pain and inflammation. The results of this option typically last about a month.
If your medication treatments are unsuccessful, your doctor may recommend that you visit a certified massage therapist. Your therapist will work on your muscles to help alleviate your discomfort and provide you with exercises to strengthen and stretch your plantar fascia at home. Foot massage therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for plantar fasciitis however if this treatment does not provide positive results you may require a medical procedure in order to reduce your pain.
Your medical practitioner may suggest shock-wave therapy to treat your foot. During this procedure, your plantar fascia is shocked with sound waves. This option activates blood flow which helps in healing your foot tissue. It also incapacitates your nerves and reduces your foot pain. Surgery is generally the last option for plantar fasciitis. It is usually performed as a day procedure, allowing you to return home the same day. You may be required to wear a splint for a period of time while your foot heals.
If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, consider a foot massage treatment in Frisco Tx. Call Tieperman Health and Wellness at 214-705-1799 to schedule an appointment today!
Foot Massage Frisco
Frisco TX Chiropractor | Tieperman Health & Wellness
8760 3rd St
Frisco, Texas 75034