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Hastings Sport and Spine
117 3rd St W
Hastings, MN 55033
Office: (651) 319-0667
Cell: (563) 449-6651(emergency)
Fax: (651) 438-3901
Email: DrJoshGeidel@gmail.com
Monday - Friday
9:00a - 6:00p
or after hours by appointment
 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Emergencies
Call cell to schedule
563-449-6651

Calf Strains/Plantar Fasciitis

Calf strains, ankle instability, and poor biomechanics often result in plantar fasciitis.  This is a tough condition to treat because rest is the best treatment for it. It is often accompanied by a sharp pain by the heal with pain worse after not moving for long periods of time such as sleeping.  It will gradually get better once you get moving.

 

Causes:

- overuse

- adhesion

- overweight

- poor ankle mobility

- inadequate foot support

- metabolic issues

Conditions we treat

- plantar fasciitis

- calf strain

- tendinitis

- ankle instability

What we can do to help?

Because the fascia is often too tight in plantar fasciitis, releasing the fascia with either instruments or manual therapy will free up the tissue allowing it to heal.  Adding exercises to do at home will also help treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.  Taping the arch can also take pressure off the fascia which also enables it to heal.