Hips & Knees

I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis 3 months ago. I wanted to know if you can help me

By January 15, 2018 February 7th, 2022 No Comments

I certainly can help you! Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the long band of fibers (fascia) that run from your toes to your heels. It helps support the arch and absorbs shock. Plantar fasciitis is caused by repeated micro tears in the plantar fascia which cause the inflammation and Pain! Injuries to the foot, repetitive pounding from running or other weight bearing exercises and standing
on hard surfaces for a long period can strain the fascia. Over pronation is also a common cause of plantar fasciitis. When a foot over pronates, it means the arches have dropped, sometimes so severe, it leads to a flat foot. A flat foot does not absorb shock that well. You can tell if you over pronate by looking at the heels of  your shoes. Do the heels wear out unevenly? Is one of
your legs shorter than the other? Do your feet “toe out” when you’re walking? The first thing I would do when you come to my office is do a weight bearing 3 D digital scan of your feet. This will show us where the imbalances are in your feet when you are standing. Feet are the foundation for your entire body. When your body is out of balance because your feet are not level, it will shift
your entire body out of alignment and you can feel pain throughout your body. For example, if your right foot rolls in, or over pronates more than your left foot, your left hip will be higher than the right, creating a curvature in your lumbar spine which can lead to degeneration in the discs and Pain. Over pronating also causes the knee to internally rotate which over time can cause arthritis
in your knee. I use cold laser therapy to reduce the pain and inflammation and to promote healing in the tissue. I can also fit you with custom functional orthotics to bring your feet back in to balance. They absorb over 80% of the shock that would other wise be absorbed by the fascia. They are not a rigid orthotic. They are very comfortable and my patients love them! Gina, of Farmington: “I came to Dr. Gibson with debilitating foot pain in both feet. After 8 sessions of Cold Laser Therapy on both feet and the new inserts that Dr. Gibson fitted me for, my pain
level has gone from a 10+ to barely existing. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results… the overpronation that had become habit for me was crippling me. Now, I sleep through the night without excruciating pain and cramping in my feet and I’m able to walk immediately when I get up. Thank you again Dr. Gibson!!” Call 479-587-0227 to make an appointment.