Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a band of tough, ligamentous tissue that runs along the bottom inside arch of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. When it becomes inflamed it can cause extensive stabbing pain near the heel of the foot.
One of the most effective treatments for plantar fasciitis is known as the Graston Technique, a patented form of manual therapy that uses specifically sized stainless steel instruments to perform soft tissue muscle mobilizations. The treatment helps locate restrictions, initiates the breakdown of scar tissue and improves blood flow; relieving pain and helping patients regain full range of motion.
As with any ailment, identifying and treating the root cause of plantar fasciitis is important. Maintaining a healthy weight, choosing supportive shoes and routinely replacing worn running shoes can help keep chronic heel pain at bay.
Our therapists are trained and certified in the Graston Techinque. Stop in to learn more about the procedure and if it could work for you.