Plantar fasciitis involves irritation of the plantar fascia ligament. The plantar fascia ligament is on the bottom of the foot, and connects the heel with the front of the foot, supporting the foot’s arch. It absorbs the daily stresses and strains placed on our feet, but too much pressure can damage or tear the tissues. These tears cause the plantar fascia to become inflamed, painful, and stiff, especially around the heel. Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 2 million people each year.
Risk Factors for Plantar Fasciitis
Certain risk factors increase your odds of plantar fasciitis and include:
- Overuse from long periods of standing, increased exercising, or obesity
- Lifestyle with little exercise
- Tight/stiff achilles tendon and/or calf muscle
- Very high arches
- Heel spurs
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
- Sharp heel or foot pain
- Increased pain after long periods of rest, especially in the morning
- Numbness, tingling, swelling, or radiating pain
- Limited “up” motion at the ankle
How ASTR Relieves Plantar Fasciitis
Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats plantar fasciitis in a gentle, effective, and natural way by releasing scar tissue and fascia restriction which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. Many patients experience relief from plantar fasciitis pain after their first treatment! Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced relief from plantar fasciitis pain through ASTR treatment.