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Plantar Fasciitis

There are over 3 million cases of plantar fasciitis in the United States every year: it is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

 

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or when you stand up after sitting.

 

Plantar fasciitis is more common in runners. People who are overweight and those who wear shoes with inadequate support also have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.

 

At Texas Laser Therapy we have helped many people find relief from plantar fasciitis. Many have reported relief after the first visit. And we can provide this relief without pills of needles!​

TESTIMONIAL - PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Lynda Escalante - Realtor - New Braunfels, TX

 

Completed a 5K after Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

I have been receiving light therapy for about 5 weeks. Also had some laser therapy for plantar fasciitis. I was able to run in a 5k race last week that I would have thought impossible before I started treatment.

 

Anyone who has pain, inflammation, or just wants to improve physical performance can benefit from NovoTHOR. I am just sharing because everyone deserves to feel better.

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Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis typically causes a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. The pain is usually the worst with the first few steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when you get up after sitting. The pain is usually worse after exercise, not during it.

Causes  

Your plantar fascia is in the shape of a bowstring, supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock when you walk. If tension and stress on this bowstring become too great, small tears can occur in the fascia. Repeated stretching and tearing can irritate or inflame the fascia, although the cause remains unclear in many cases of plantar fasciitis.​

Risk factors

Even though plantar fasciitis can develop without an obvious cause, some factors can increase your risk of developing this condition. They include:

  • Age. Plantar fasciitis is most common between the ages of 40 and 60.

  • Certain types of exercise. Activities that place a lot of stress on your heel and attached tissue — such as long-distance running, ballet dancing and aerobic dance — can contribute to the onset of plantar fasciitis.

  • Foot mechanics. Flat feet, a high arch or even an abnormal pattern of walking can affect the way weight is distributed when you're standing and can put added stress on the plantar fascia.

  • Obesity. Excess pounds put extra stress on your plantar fascia.

  • Occupations that keep you on your feet. Factory workers, teachers and others who spend most of their work hours walking or standing on hard surfaces can damage the plantar fascia.

Complications

Ignoring plantar fasciitis may result in chronic heel pain that hinders your regular activities. Changing the way you walk as a way to relieve plantar fasciitis pain might lead to foot, knee, hip or back problems. A call to Texas Laser Therapy to set up a free consultation is a great step towards resolving your plantar fasciitis pain.

 

Treatment

Acute and chronic pain can in many cases be improved or eliminated through spot treatment with our Thor LX2.  Common conditions that often respond well to light therapy alone, without medication include plantar fasciitis, sciatica, arthritis and carpal tunnel.  

The THOR LX2 Pain Pro is a device that emits red and near-infrared (NIR) light, built to specifications supported through over 550 PBM randomized clinical trials and more than 4000 laboratory studies.

 

PBM clinical trials with similar wavelengths and power densities have demonstrated:

  • Analgesia can be achieved with high power density lasers targeting the nerves at the spine, nerve roots, nerve plexuses, and along the course of the nerve.  

  • Trigger Points can be deactivated with high power density lasers.

 

This therapy can be utilized in conjunction with NovoTHOR Whole Body Light Pod or as a stand alone therapy.  Many individuals will get their initial pain level reduced by one or several LX2 Pain Pro spot therapy sessions and then maintained at their own pace with NovoTHOR.

 

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