Plantar Fasciitis: is commonly known as “HEAL PAIN”. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the fibrous tissue on the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the toes. Plantar Fasciitis can and does cause severe heel and foot pain. Plantar Fasciitis is commonly associated with severe heel pain with the initiation of walking after rising form bed or a seated position. Individuals with Plantar Fasciitis classically have to walk on their toes for the first several steps to avoid pressure to the heel. Once activity has begun the pain usually is reduced.
Plantar Fasciitis can be caused by trauma, repetitive activities and also poor foot biomechanics: such as foot pronation or flat feet. Dr. Glen Batson, of Batson Chiropractic of Willowbrook, successfully treats Plantar fasciitis by using Chiropractic Manual Manipulation of the foot and ankle joints, K-Laser Therapy, and Foot Levelers custom foot orthotic devices. K-Laser Therapy is a Class IV Laser therapy utilizing red and near-infrared wavelengths of light energy to induce a photochemical and therapeutic effect, Photo-biomodulation, on the tissues of the heel and plantar fascia. This therapy conservatively and naturally reduces the inflammation of the plantar fascia and osseous structures of the foot and therefore reduces the pain. Dr. Batson utilizes custom orthotic foot devices, shoe inserts, for support and proper function of the foot to reduce irritation of the plantar fascia.
Dr. Batson can be reached for consultation at his Willowbrook Illinois office. Dr. Batson treats patients of many surrounding communities: Hinsdale, Darien, Oakbrook, Downers Grove, Westchester, Westmont, Willow Springs, Burr Ridge, Lemont, and Chicagoland regions.
Dr. Batson can be reached at:
6837 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527
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