It starts out as a little pain when you first get out of bed one morning. You are starting a new exercise program and walking a little bit more each day when you first notice the pain. You shrug it off, thinking "It will probably go away by itself."
Now, 3 weeks later, the pain is even worse. You can hardly walk in the morning for the first thirty minutes because of the pain. It is ruining your whole morning routine and now you are not exercising at all. You are starting to gain back all the weight you just lost!
You start by trying stretches you saw on YouTube and ice. Those offer temporary relief and makes it feel better, but the pain is still getting worse. You order a brace on amazon.com and try sleeping with it. It's impossible to sleep with that brace! And it doesn't do any good at all! Next you try the podiatrist. He offers to give you a cortisone shot in the foot. You have had one of those before and it stung like a hornet. Plus the pain ended up coming back a few weeks later.
What do you do?
As a holistic medical office in Edgewater we offer several different treatments that are very effective at actually fixing your pain, instead of just covering it up. First, you need an assessment to make sure that plantar fasciitis is properly diagnosed. Then we will come up with a plan for you to get well.
Some effective and safe treatment options include:
- physical therapy
- chiropractic adjustments to the foot
- natural injections into the fascia
- myofascial release technique (aka graston) See the video below
- kinesio tape
If you are serious about fixing your pain, give us a call to set up a consultation with our medical team at Coastal Integrative Healthcare. 386-957-1507.
Coastal Integrative Healthcare
315 N Ridgewood Ave
Edgewater FL 32132