Have you ever experienced a sharp pain first thing in the morning upon putting your feet on the ground? You get out of bed and a sharp, stabbing pain stops you in your tracks. But, by the time you make it to the bathroom, some of the pain has subsided. You may have plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is simply an inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. While there are endless reasons as to why this inflammation has started a few of the common ones are improper shoe wear, a sudden increase in activity and weakness in that leg.
Physical therapy is a great avenue to head down if you think you may have plantar fasciitis. A physical therapist will look at the way you walk, the structure of your foot and assess plantar fascia itself to determine what caused the inflammation. We can get to the root of the problem and correct what is causing the inflammation. Come to therapy sooner rather than later. The longer you let the pain go, the more difficult it becomes to treat.