Learn about the many natural and effective treatments for heel, foot, and plantar fasciitis pain. Get back to walking pain-free in no time!
Plantar Fasciitis Definition:
One of the most common causes of heel pain is a problem called “plantar fasciitis.” Plantar fasciitis is the term used to describe when the plantar fascia at the bottom of the foot gets irritated or swollen. The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes (figure 1).
Plantar Fasciitis Causes:
Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis is very common. It often affects people who run, jump, or stand for long periods. Most people who get this type of heel pain get better within a year even if they do not get treated.
Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms:
The most common symptom is pain under the heel and sole (bottom) of the foot. Other symptoms reported is pain getting out of bed in the morning at the bottom of the foot or toes. People often report lower leg tightness or calf pain.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatments:
How can we help?
At Starting Point, we specialize in the management and treatment of acute and chronic pain. What makes us different is our holistic approach to care and finding WHY you developed the pain in the first place, in addition to calming and treating symptoms. We offer many effective treatments including natural pain relief injections, acu-point injections, acupuncture, cupping, and nutrition therapy.
To schedule an appointment please give our office a call at (425) 686-4498.
Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc, is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist in Bothell, WA at her practice Starting Point Acupuncture. She is a pain specialist, seeing people who suffer from chronic pain, migraines, as well as digestive issues. Offering pain relief injections, acupuncture, and nutrition consults. Most insurances accepted. Dr. Ellie Heintze is also the author of the book, A Starting Point Guide to Going Gluten-Free on Amazon. As the director of the nonprofit, The Pain Relief Project, she also offers sliding scale, low-cost care for those on Medicare or uninsured.