The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) conducted a study that revealed 77 percent of Americans (18 and up) suffer from foot pain, mostly active men from 40 to 70 years old. Approximately 2 million people in the United States will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common foot pains.
Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. The most common complaint is pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel. It may be dull or sharp, from the heel to the bottom of the foot and sometimes into the toes. It may also ache or burn. This can be painful and make walking more difficult.
Some of the symptoms may occur:
- In the morning when you take your first steps
- After standing or sitting for a while
- When climbing stairs
- After intense activity
Plantar Fasciitis develops because of repeated small tears to the flat band of ligamentous tissue that connects your heel to the bones of your toes. These tears weaken the arch that supports the foot. As the arch of the foot weakens, increasing strain is placed on the deeper ligaments and tendons of the foot and lower leg. Over time, Plantar Fasciitis can develop into Chronic Pain, Heel Spurs and Degenerative Joint Disease (Arthritis).
K Laser treatments of Plantar Fasciitis can actually heal the condition by increasing the blood flow to the area, which in turn brings more nutrients and oxygen to the surrounding muscles and joints. This reduces the inflammation in the tissue allowing the cells to repair at an accelerated rate. The results are less pain and a much quicker recovery time.
Before going under the knife for Plantar Fasciitis please consider the K-Laser treatments. It is an effective way to heal your pain and change your life.