Many people have experienced plantar fasciitis at some time in their lives. This condition is very common. It occurs when the fascia, a band of tough fibrous tissue connecting the toes and heel, becomes sensitive through inflammation. When this happens, it can cause intense pain when you take steps with your feet. People susceptible to this condition include:
*Runners - Plantar fasciitis is a common pain syndrome that affects the foot, most commonly in runners. Symptoms include a sharp pain in the heel of their feet when they walk or run, and usually worsen with activity. The cause is unknown, but factors that may contribute include excessive pronation (a tendency of your foot to roll inward), tight calf muscles, and overuse of the heel and arch.
*High Heel Wearers - Those who wear high heels, such as stilettos and pumps, or overall poor footwear have a high chance of developing plantar fasciitis. The additional pressure and pain caused by wearing heels not only affects the heel bone but also alters the way individuals walk, resulting in acute plantar fasciitis. Wearing boots or sandals, besides supportive shoes such as trainers, can help reduce the risk of developing this condition.
*Obesity - People who are obese or who have an unusually high level of body fat around their ankles will generally suffer from this condition. It is abnormal pressure and movement on the feet, which can lead to plantar fasciitis. Also, extra weight makes it more difficult to move your feet, which can lead to increased pain and irritation of the fascia tissue.
*Poor Circulation - Poor circulation may cause plantar fasciitis, which is characterized by inflammation and stiffening of the tissues. Lack of an adequate blood supply to the feet can lead to various health problems, including difficulty walking, complete immobility, and more.
There are many ways to address plantar fasciitis. Your healthcare provider might suggest resting, using ice, stretching, physical therapy, or medication. However, there is another method that seems to promote healing for those with this condition. It is called laser photobiomodulation...
What Is Laser Photobiomodulation?
Laser photobiomodulation is a non-invasive treatment that uses lasers to activate the body’s natural healing process. Laser photobiomodulation has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including plantar fasciitis. The laser pulses travel through your tissues and help stimulate the body’s own healing processes. In other words, when the device comes close or in contact with the skin on the feet, the light energy from the laser penetrates the cells, causing them to react. This activity results in the dilation of blood vessels, which reduces the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis.
There have been many studies supporting the benefits of laser photobiomodulation for several medical issues, including plantar fasciitis.
In general, laser photobiomodulation has been an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis. It is a non-invasive, painless treatment that does not require any downtime. It is a safe and effective treatment for this condition and can be used in combination with other treatments.