Updated: Jul 27
I think we all know how Minnesota works in the summer. When the suns out, we come out! Whether we are doing our daily walk, we're in sports or we're just out and about more than usual, we tend to be on our feet more. For most of us Minnesotans, Summer feels short, so we get in the mind set of taking full advantage.
Well, heres the thing, you can't take full advantage if something is holding you back and yes, pain is often times the culprit. Over the counter pain killers such as Ibuprofen may work, but they are only temporary. What if we told you there is a long term treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?
Physical Therapy is a great treatment when it comes to Plantar Fasciitis. It often involves an assessment. They will assess how you walk and how it can be causing or contributing to your painful symptoms. Once the final assessment is complete, the next step would be to develop a treatment plan for you. The treatment varies but often includes a variety of stretching and strengthening exercises. They may suggest applying heat or Ice to reduce inflammation if necessary. Exercises are pretty simple, and don't usually take a whole lot of time.
Attached are some great exercises to help in the treatment of Plantar's Fasciitis: