Q.I have plantar fasciitis. New orthotics have helped some, but despite several trials of medication, injections, heat and ice treatments, I still have pain. It is worst when I first get up or if I have walked for a long time. Anything physical therapy could do?
Many common treatments try to reduce the inflammation, which can provide temporary relief, but finding the underlying causes and devising a program to address those causes goes a long way toward solving the problem. A physical therapist has the biomechanical expertise to identify and correct what is causing the overuse and stress on the plantar fascia, allowing the tissue to heal.