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Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects the heel and the bottom of the foot. It causes pain and discomfort, especially when walking or standing. The most common causes of plantar fasciitis include overuse, poor foot alignment, and footwear.
To alleviate the pain caused by plantar fasciitis, a physiotherapist may recommend stretching exercises, massages, or shockwave therapy. These treatments can improve the blood flow to the affected area and promote healing.
Stretching exercises can help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis. These exercises can be performed at home, and they are designed to stretch the plantar fascia, calf muscles, and Achilles tendon. A physiotherapist can recommend specific stretches that are appropriate for your condition.
Massage therapy can also help reduce the pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Massage can improve the circulation of blood and oxygen to the affected area, which can help promote healing. A physiotherapist can perform massage therapy techniques to help alleviate your pain and discomfort.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate the healing process. This treatment is effective in treating chronic pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy can be administered by a physiotherapist and is a safe and effective treatment option.