Even though your doctor diagnosed you with plantar fascia does not mean that your fascia is inflamed.

Research has determined that inflammation of acute soft tissue injuries only lasts for the first 21 days. The chronic pain on the inside of your heel is the result of weakened and deconditioned tissue at the insertion of the fascia. Today, we call this plantar fasciopathy. It is a condition of pathological, scarred tissue. What drives our treatment for plantar fasciopathy is the clinical research that has been done on acute versus chronic heel pain. Refer to the references below for more information. Knowledge is power!

Don’t forget to read our recent post on icing and why you should not ice your heel especially for plantar fasciopathy.

Best In Health!

Your OrthoWell family

P.S. Any pain? Come on in for some some TLC. Our manual therapy only session is just $50. We can Graston, Cup, and Stretch out the tight and get you feelin’ right! ha

Lemont H, Ammirati KM, Usen N. Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis) without inflammation. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2003; 93: 234–237 [PubMed] [Google Scholar]

Treatment Guide for Foot Pain & Plantar Fasica by Chris Dukarski, PT

Heel Pain – The Scientific Facts (OrthoWell Blog Post)

Warning! Stop Icing! Read this…

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