What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, is inflammation of a thick band of tissue that covers the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch under your foot and stretches and relaxes with every step you take. Active men and women between the age of 40 and 70 are at the highest risk for developing plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is often be associated with heel spur. A heel spur is a type of bone spur or calcium deposits on the back of the heel. While the spur protrusion does not create foot pain, it is developed over time through the repetitive pulling on the ligaments and the plantar fascia. In addition, people who are overweight or obese, or athletes who do a great deal of running and jumping are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis.
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. Factors that can contribute to increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis are weight, age, occupations that keep you on your feet, foot mechanics or underlying systemic conditions like diabetes or thyroid problems.
How can Honor Wellness help
In our clinic, we use a combination of acupuncture, manual therapy and Rapid Release Technology in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
Acupuncture – Works by releasing tight calf muscles, regulating neurotransmitters to reduce pain and improve the delivery of highly oxygenated blood flow to the affected soft tissue. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis without the side effects of prescription medication like NSAIDs and muscle relaxers.
Rapid Release Technology – Rapid Release Technology (RRT) uses vibrational waves to break up scar tissue and adhesion to restore proper blood flow. RRT can help relax tight calf muscles and Achilles tendon to restore proper function and eliminate ligament strain on the plantar fascia.
Manual Therapy – a combination of Cupping Therapy and Gua Sha can help by removing trapped stagnant blood circulation in the deeper layers of your soft tissue. By removing the trapped metabolic waste, it allows new oxygenated blood flow to heal to restore proper muscular tone.
Plantar Fasciitis can lower your quality of life in many ways. It can affect your sleep, decrease mobility, inhibit everyday function and cause emotional stress. At Honor Wellness, our practitioners are fully committed to your care to help you regain your quality of life back. If you or someone you know are struggling with sciatic pain, let us help you. Contact us today at (604)428-9946 and find out how we can help.