Rocky Mountain Regenerative Medicine

Plantar Fasciitis, A Pain in the Foot

by Khoshal Latifzai •

January 13, 2023

What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a common and often recurring condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.  It is often characterized as stabbing pain worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity. The pain can make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time, let alone excel in athletic activities you love.

What is the plantar fascia?
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, from the heel to the toes. It helps to support the arch of the foot and absorb shock as you walk or run. When the plantar fascia becomes strained or inflamed, it can cause pain which can be felt in your heel or arch. This condition is known as plantar fasciitis.

What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is often caused by overuse or strain on the foot, such as from running, standing for long periods of time, or being overweight. It can also be caused by poor footwear or an abnormal gait.

What are treatment options for plantar fasciitis?
Traditional medicine will offer rest, ice, stretching, physical therapy, and orthotic inserts as treatment options for healing plantar fasciitis. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the underlying problem.

Unfortunately, for many folks, especially athletes and those who want to wear footwear (heels, ski boots, sandals, etc.) that can impede healing, traditional treatment modalities don’t cut it. 

Regenerative medicine offers non-invasive, effective treatment options including: Shockwave Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and BoTox injections. These alternatives to the traditional protocols have been shown to resolve cases unresponsive to rest, ice, stretching exercises, physical therapy, and use of orthotic inserts. 

Our non-invasive, biologic treatments can get you back to what you love, fast. 

Book your consultation to determine your best path forward. 





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