Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain
Plantar Fasciitis, an inflammation of the fascia on the bottom of the foot, can be quite painful and last for a long period of time, from weeks to months. It’s often painful first thing in the morning. It is common in people who stand for long periods of time and wear uncomfortable shoes, as well as athletes involved in sports that grip the field or court, as in basketball or sports where they wear cleats. It’s quite common on turf and surfaces where the foot doesn’t slide as often. We have a great track record of treating plantar fasciitis, with options including dry needling, kinesiotape, electrical stimulation, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, or “Graston,” as well as at-home treatment.
Ankle Sprains and Ankle Strains
This is the old-fashioned rolled ankle and can happen on the athletic field or in the workplace. It includes pain on the inside or outside of the ankle, and profuse swelling and discoloration are also common. Treatment includes pain-controlling modalities such as kinesiotape as well as home care strengthening and stretching exercises.