Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Plantar Fasciitis / Policeman’s Heel
This is an overuse syndrome of the plantar fascia which leads to thickening, degeneration and fatty-infiltration where the ligament attached to the heel bone. A common finding of plantar fasciitis is tightness of the achilles tendon and hamstrings. Treatment includes a strengthening and stretching protocol to address these muscle groups. Additionally, orthotics are recommended whether its a prefabricated or custom made device (the degree of foot deformity will dictate this and how long they should be worn for). Other modalities include physical therapy, night splinting, cortisone injections, radial shockwave treatment, and amnion injections.