Aww….fall season is here and the weather is wonderful! I think I might go for a run, time to pull out my old running shoes and hit the pavement. The next morning I wake up and step out of bed and felt like someone drove a spike through my heel. The first few steps are excruciating but gradually the pain subsides….hmmm…weird must have been the way I slept. I go for another run and the next day the pain is worse and takes longer to go away. What is going on?
I think many of us can relate to this cycle and it seems no matter what we do, the pain will not go away! In most cases these are the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is an overuse injury that affects the sole (plantar surface) of the foot. It is characterized by inflammation of the fascia, a tough fibrous band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the base of the toes. So what can be done?
Rest doesn’t seem to get rid of it, icing only provides temporary relief, the new shoes haven’t provided much improvement…..what is next? ASTYM treatment is highly effective and was scientifically developed to stimulate regeneration of the plantar fascia, tendons and other soft tissues. ASTYM has its foundation in basic science research and is supported by clinical trials, case studies and extensive outcomes collected from a large number of multiple treatment sites. It is a non-invasive treatment (there are no needles involved, no surgery). Instruments are applied topically (on top of the skin) to put light to moderate pressure on the underlying soft tissue and stimulate a healing/regenerative response. On average, 88.7% of plantar fasciopathy patients resolve within 4-5 weeks.
Tired of heal pain that won’t go away? Call Rehab Plus Physical Therapy today and see how our ASTYM treatment can help you today.