The therapeutic treatment approach for Plantar Fasciitis.
P.M.; a 52 year old female, complained of recently experiencing severe pain in both heels after 3 years of intermittent moderate pain. Not only was she upset with the increase in pain severity but the intermittent pain over the last 3 years had limited her activities, which caused her to gain weight.
My initial evaluation found damaged/fibrotic/inflammation of the plantar fascia caused by poor foot mechanics that is consistent with plantar fasciitis.
I employed a three-fold approach to address the issues:
- I therapeutically broke down the fibrotic tissue using ultrasound.
- I provided her with BioPods Stimsoles to correct the maladapted foot function.
- I prescribed gentle exercises to increase her foot and ankle’s range of motion (the raising of her foot through the ankle and the raising of her toes).
After 10 treatments and 8 weeks of consistent use of the BioPods Stimsoles, her pain disappeared and her exercise capacity was restored. After 5 months, she has not experienced any return of symptoms.