Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis in Solana Beach, California

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Meet with the best plantar fasciitis physical therapists in Solana Beach, California

Solana Beach, California, Luna’s physical therapists are highly knowledgeable, and experienced in the successful treatment of plantar fasciitis. Our licensed physical therapists can improve plantar fasciitis symptoms with exercises that include guided stretches and manual treatment.

With Luna, patients can get plantar fasciitis treatment at home, at the office, at the park, or at the location of their choosing. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

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What is plantar fasciitis?

The leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis affects two million people every year. The condition occurs when the plantar fascia (the thick, weblike band of tissue that connects your toes and heel bone) becomes inflamed.The plantar fascia is designed to absorb stress and protect our feet; however, excessive wear can damage or tear the tissue.

Patients suffering from plantar fasciitis often feel pain near the heel of the foot, particularly after long periods of standing or sitting. Pain tends to decrease throughout the day with normal activity.

Plantar fasciitis is especially common in runners, women, overweight individuals, and those who wear shoes with poor support. Individuals whose occupations require lots of walking or standing and those with “flat feet” or unusually high arches are at increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Source: OrthoInfo

Plantar fasciitis symptoms

The painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis are most commonly felt around the bottom of the heel, but some people also experience pain around the arch or mid-foot area. Although it typically affects just one foot, plantar fasciitis can in some cases affect both feet. The condition can present either with a dull pain, a sharp or shooting pain, or a burning or tingling sensation.

Plantar fasciitis symptoms tend to be most intense in the morning or if you’ve been sitting or lying down for long durations. In addition, patients often have difficulty climbing stairs or participating in prolonged physical activities.

The most common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:

  • Pain near the heel on the bottom of the foot
  • Pain with the first few steps in the morning or after sitting for a prolonged period
  • Pain that subsides after a few minutes of normal activity
  • Pain after exercise or climbing stairs

Source: Healthline

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What causes plantar fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is meant to support the arch of your foot and act as a shock-absorbing bowstring, but excessive tension and stress in the tendon can result in small tears. Repetitive stretching and tearing are known contributors to plantar fasciitis, though an exact cause is unattributable. There are, however, known risk factors.

The most common causes of Plantar Fasciitis include:

  • Long-distance running and other activities that place stress on the heel
  • Flat-footedness, a high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern
  • Obesity
  • Jobs that require walking or standing on hard surfaces
  • Typically presents in individuals aged 40 to 60
Source: Mayo Clinic

Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis in Solana Beach, California

Only around 7% of patients with plantar fasciitis are prescribed physical therapy, but evidence suggests that physical therapy represents one of the best possible remedies. A combination of manual therapy and exercises have been shown to reduce pain and improve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Statistics show that patients who receive physical therapy average fewer doctor visits and a lower cost of care.

Source: JOSPT
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Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

Our team of therapists is ready to conduct in-home physical therapy sessions throughout the Solana Beach area. We prioritize visiting you in every neighborhood we cater to, aiming to ensure that your PT experience is as convenient and accessible as possible.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna collaborates with many insurance plans, making the benefits verification process a breeze. When you select Luna, your co-pay will consistently match the exact amount specified in your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

It's a resounding “no”! Our goal is to make it incredibly easy for patients to initiate their physical therapy journey. At Luna, new patients are always welcomed, and for most, their first at-home physical therapy appointment can be scheduled within a mere 48 hours of signing up. Our therapists maintain flexible schedules, available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

At Luna, our therapists are seasoned practitioners, boasting a minimum of 3 years of professional practice, often with a wealth of additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a meticulous interview and thorough background check. We exclusively work with therapists who are wholeheartedly committed to delivering top-tier care to their patients.

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