As you hear more and more about plantar fasciitis treatment, you may be wondering if it is worth your time and effort. Rest assured, it is. We are going to take a look at the risk involved when putting this off and the relief that can be gained from the proper treatment.
The Plantar Fascia is a ligament that connects your heel to the front of the foot. This ligament provides support to the arch of your foot and helps to stabilize your foot while walking and/or exercising. When on your feet for long periods of time, strain can be placed on this ligament which is a cause of Plantar Fasciitis. Common symptoms of this condition are pain or stiffness in the bottom of the heel. These symptoms are typically worse in the mornings or after sitting for a while. People may choose to ignore these symptoms hoping that this condition might get better on its own The Washington Post recently released an article about Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals first baseman, who reportedly has been playing through his Plantar Fasciitis.
Other than occasionally slowing up long before second base on sure doubles, and sometimes hobbling noticeably back to the dugout, Zimmerman seems to be managing the injury and enduring the pain.
We want you to do more than just “endure the pain.” Untreated, this condition will continue to get worse and could cause further injury. Later on in the article, it does state that Zimmerman gets regular treatment for his injury to be able to keep playing the game.
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is a better solution to this condition than common treatments and remedies available. Using this hands-on treatment can produce results in just 4-6 treatments. We want you to prevent further injury and find relief from the pain caused by the plantar fascia. We encourage you to contact us and find out more about how this treatment can help you.