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“Watch This Quick Video From Dr. Scott Gray, Fort Myer’s Plantar Fasciitis Specialist, & Discover How He May Be Able to Help You…

Watch This Quick Video From Dr. Scott Gray & Discover How He May Be Able to Help You..

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“Wishful Thinking That Your Plantar Fasciitis Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!”

“Wishful Thinking That Your Plantar Fasciitis Will Heal On Its Own Is Not A Viable Game Plan!”

Plantar fasciitis is ONE of the most common complaints we deal with in our practice.

And it will NOT simply vanish on its own.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which your plantar fascia (a band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes) is inflamed. The inflammation leads to symptoms such as heel pain and stiffness.

If you have heel pain that is at its worse right after a long period of rest and at its best after light activity, chances are, you have plantar fasciitis.

Without the right treatment, your pain won’t just feel worse – it can also develop into a more serious injury such as a heel spur, plantar fibromatosis, or a plantar rupture.

It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms:

  • A shooting pain that is most noticeable when you stand up
  • Swelling around your heel
  • Pain across the bottom of your foot (from your heel to your toes) that occurs when you extend your toes
  • Heel stiffness (which gets worse with long periods of inactivity)
  • Pain at the bottom of your foot

Plantar fasciitis is usually pain at the bottom and inside part of your foot.

Common Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis

Common Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis

Knowing what caused your plantar fasciitis is critical to your recovery. In order to treat plantar fasciitis correctly, you need to pinpoint and fix the underlying cause of your plantar fasciitis.

Only treating the symptoms with medications and rest will not effectively heal your plantar fascia.

In fact, symptom-based treatment approaches can cause more harm than good by masking the pain and further damaging the fascia.

Knowing the most common causes of plantar fasciitis is also a great way to prevent getting plantar fasciitis (or getting it again).

Here are a few of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis:

  • High-impact on-foot activities (such as long-distance running or walking, dancing, skiing, jumping, or dancing)
  • Occupations requiring long periods of standing/walking (such as teaching, cleaning, food service, etc.)
  • Poor footwear (such as heels, worn sneakers, and flip flops)
  • Weak foot muscles
  • Tight foot muscles
  • Moving or running with an abnormal gait (such as over pronation or under pronation)
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Plantar Fasciitis Patient Success Stories

Plantar Fasciitis Patient Success Stories

Kay Beck

“I tried chiropractic and other forms of medicine, nothing worked. I can’t recommend Back In Motion Sport & Spine enough!”

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David Lucas

“I’ve had chronic issues that slowed me down as a business professional. Dr. Gray and his team were able to keep me living without painkillers and in motion. They provide great customer service, have a clean facility, and got to the root cause of my pain. If I can be helped, so can you! “

Miriam Frias

“I had a severe injury that prevented me from walking and doing the things that I love to do.I am glad to say that i can now walk normally and without hurting so you can too! I can’t recommend Back In Motion enough!”

Our Approach to Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Our Approach to Treating Plantar Fasciitis

  • The Gray Method™ An approach invented by our owner, Dr. Scott Gray. The premise behind everything focuses on pinpointing the original CAUSE of your injury, pain, or stiffness, rather than just addressing the symptoms.

  • Dry Needling Dry needling is an advanced technique that uses very small needles to puncture the skin around stiff muscles. This treatment is a safe and effective way to eliminate pain, muscle tension, stiffness, and muscle spasms.

  • Myofascial Release- A hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure and massage to the myofascial connective tissues. Your therapist will gently massage the myofascia and feel for stiff or tightened areas to eliminate pain and restore motion.

  • Footwear Assessment- A Doctor of Physical Therapy will assess your foot mechanics and gait (the way you move on foot) in order to recommend the best footwear for you which is one of the biggest causes to plantar fasciitis.

  • Patient Education- Part of a physical therapist’s job is to educate a patient about ways to improve their condition at home, such as changing their habits or improving their posture while sitting, standing, or performing activities such as sports.

  • Functional Mobility & Strengthening- An approach that helps increase your overall mobility and strength to ensure your pain stays away long after rehab. Increased strength & mobility will help you heal your current pain or injury, prevent future injuries, improve your posture, prevent chronic diseases, and protect bone health.

Want Help To Decide if Our Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Is Right For You?

Want Help To Decide if Our Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Is Right For You?

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Treatment For Your Plantar Fasciitis Is At Your Fingertips…

Treatment For Your Plantar Fasciitis Is At Your Fingertips…

Remember, there’s no need to stay in pain another day…

Let’s discover the root cause of your shoulder pain and get you back in motion again!

Call our office at 239-223-0484 and schedule your appointment today!

PLEASE NOTE: You have no obligation after getting in contact with us.

Let’s talk about your unique situation, your goals, and your obstacles.

Together we can chart a course for your active and healthy future doing the things you love to do!

Sounds reasonable?

We look forward to working with you soon!

Dedicated to your success,

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

The number one reason to see our plantar fasciitis experts is to get to the root cause of your plantar fasciitis and not just treatment of the symptoms like so many medical providers do.

That’s a great question. In all honesty, it depends on the severity of the case and other factors but the majority of clients see improvements in as little as a few sessions.

We have heard that same story!

In fact, we applaud you for being skeptical and unsure as most medical providers have no clue on how to treat plantar fasciitis.

The majority of medical providers will tell patients to rest, surgery is their only option, or to just take anti-inflammatories. Sure, some patients may get better but that’s NOT our approach.

Simply stated, the premise of our plantar fasciitis treatment plans include addressing the underlying cause rather than just the symptoms.

We offer an array of different treatments for plantar fasciitis but, to be honest, every plantar fasciitis case isn’t the same.

For instance, some patients get plantar fasciitis because their feet overpronate, while others get it from their arches being too high ( the opposite of flat feet).

Similarly, others may develop it from the tightness of their calf or from wearing the wrong shoes. Case in point, every plantar fasciitis case is different. We use our 3-step system called the Gray Method TM, which will help discern exactly what the clinician needs to work on to get you back in motion.

To answer the question, though, we offer the following conservative options for treatment of plantar fasciitis:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Foot orthotics
  • Dry Needling
  • Myofascial release
  • Active Release Technique
  • Mobilization
  • Manipulation
  • Proper shoe education

Plantar fasciitis is a superficial tissue on the sole of the foot that can become inflamed or degraded and can cause pain on the bottom of the foot or heel.