There are some people who feel cautious while placing their feet on the ground for the very first time in the morning. They do this because they feel a pain that starts in the sole. This pain is sometime very harsh and at other times a dull. Sometimes, it creates a burning sensation. Some patients need to limp at first in the morning and the pain lessens throughout the day.
Though there are a number of treatments available, but now patients are favouring a modern approach – laser therapy. Through class IV hot laser therapy one can get rid of this condition in an easy way. The treatment is non invasive and painless.
The plantar tendon is connected to our heel and the base of our toe. This place of connection is called plantar fascia. A long-term inflammation of this plantar fascia is called plantar fasciitis. This condition causes a pan through the skin and the bones of our foot. It is usually felt during the first steps in the morning or after doing some activity for a period of time. Most pain in the heel is often caused by plantar fasciitis. A reputed pain clinic can help patients to get relief through therapies.
Reasons and treatments of plantar fasciitis:
15% of problems of the heel is caused by this condition. While this is most common among people between the ages of 40 and 60, young runners can also develop this condition. This condition injures runners and this is very common. This condition is caused by any motion that pulls the plantar tendon. ‘Repetitive microtrauma’ is the cause of this problem. Other reason is injuries that did not have enough time to heal. Even shoes having the wrong arches, overweight or tight muscles can cause plantar fasciitis.
Treatments are there for this condition. Orthotics in shoes, pain killers, braces and anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat this. Even, surgery is opted in cases of some patients. As stated above, laser therapy is also applied for treating this condition.
It revives the cellular energy of tissues that helps to repair the muscles and ligaments. This therapy is used to aggravate the recovery process of plantar fasciitis. The light reaches the muscles, joints and tissues. The light is a near infrared light that can increase cellular energy. The energy starts the healing process. As the cells’ defense mode is aggravated through the light, the healing becomes rapid. It is a non-invasive therapy that only makes you feel warmth at the place of therapy. Normally 5 to 10 minutes is needed for treatment. Average patients need 4 to 8 treatment sessions. This therapy has always given positive results to patients with plantar fasciitis. The results are also long lasting giving the patients courage to get back to normal activity.