Physical therapy is an often overlooked treatment to help alleviate heel pain. Physical therapists are experts in mobilizing, stretching, and strengthening the body to help cure musculoskeletal injury and recover from surgery. Therapy is helpful in reducing inflammation and restoring mobility.
Because plantar fasciitis is an inflammation that causes heel pain, therapy can help to resolve it. Aside from massage, stretching, and strengthening, modalities such as ultrasound can be used to penetrate and heal the injury. While physical therapy is not a first-line treatment for heel pain, it is helpful in persistent or chronic cases.
In fact, we have recently found resistant cases of heel pain that has been significantly helped with the use of physical therapy. We partner with physical therapists whose philosophy involves direct care with the patient as a whole. This has been an important step to getting people suffering with heel pain to being pain-free.
If you are frustrated by heel pain that just doesn't seem to get better, contact Tanglewood Foot Specialists. Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the advanced treatments to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.