Plantar fasciitis (say "PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus") is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed).
When plantar fasciitis occurs, the pain is often sharp and usually unilateral. Heel pain worsens when bearing weight on the heel after long periods of rest. Individuals with plantar fasciitis often report their symptoms are most intense during their first steps after getting out of bed or after prolonged periods of sitting. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, swelling, or radiating pain.
If the plantar fascia continues to be overused in the setting of plantar fasciitis, the plantar fascia can rupture. Typical signs and symptoms of plantar fascia rupture include a clicking or snapping sound, significant local swelling, and acute pain in the sole of the foot.
Laser Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
The low-laser therapy treatment consists of a beam directed on the injured area which affects cellular metabolism, protein synthesis, wound healing, and immune response. This will fight the inflammation in the fascia, reduce heel pain, and increase recovery time.