Physical Therapy in Kearny, NJ
Pain through the heel or arch of the foot is often due to injury caused by inflammation in the plantar fascia. Treating plantar fasciitis usually involves working on both strength and mobility around the foot. Pro Staff Physical Therapy is highly skilled in helping treat and prevent plantar fasciitis. Whether your injury results from chronic foot pain or an acute overuse injury, our convenient office in Kearny, NJ, can help.
Our team believes in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and conditions. We are committed to helping you regain mobility, improve your pain, and prevent any further issues from reoccurring. We work with all ages and pride ourselves on keeping the Kearny community moving.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is typically caused by small micro-tears within the fascia that surrounds the bottom of the foot. These tears are often caused by overuse and lack of strength in the muscles within the feet.
Plantar fasciitis is a common injury and can be managed through physical therapy. There are also some underlying risk factors, such as diabetes, decreased ankle mobility, and elevated BMI that can increase your chances for developing plantar fasciitis. When working with your physical therapist, you will be able to identify the specific reason for your injury and work on preventative strategies for the future.
Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel pain that is tender to the touch
- Limited ankle and foot range of motion
- Altered walking pattern secondary to pain
- Pain when barefoot or standing for an extended time
- Pain during the first steps after waking
How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis is treated by increasing the mobility of your foot and ankle. This is done through manual therapy, stretching, and bracing. Your physical therapist will help you decrease your pain and give you specific exercises to improve your mobility. You will be given specific exercises to help work on the deeper muscles of the foot and ankle. It will also be essential to strengthen your ankle and foot. The physical therapists at Pro Staff will help you understand why your plantar fasciitis came on in the first place and how to return to the movements that you love.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Plantar fasciitis can take several weeks to months to heal. Every person is different in how their body responds to treatment and how severe the injury is. Your physical therapist at Pro Staff will help improve your recovery time and get you back to your favorite movements as quickly as possible.
Get Started Today
The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team in Kearny, NJ, is here to help your feet feel better. We pride ourselves on helping our patients no matter where they are in their rehab journey. If you live in the Kearny area and are struggling with plantar fasciitis, contact our office at 551-580-7881 to schedule an appointment today. Your feet will thank you!