Mike Olt Out For at Least Two Weeks With Plantar Fasciitis
Mike Olt, infielder for The Rangers, will be out of play for at least 10-14 days with Plantar Fasciitis in his right heel. Olt has been suffering from the pain of Plantar Fasciitis for the last few weeks and says his heel started bothering him around mid-August.
Plantar Fasciitis, a very painful condition, affects the connective tissue, which is called the Plantar Fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, and inserts into the heel bone. If you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis, you know the pain can be intense, but there are options for treating it.
Some of those treatments include: stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, physical therapy, and orthotic devices. These treatments are usually successful and relieve the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis. However, if those treatments do not work and your case of Plantar Fasciitis becomes persistent, there is another treatment available to try - Extracorporal Shockwave Treatment (ESWT).
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive surgical treatment method, which means no incision, no blood, and no scars. Also, compared to other treatment options for chronic Plantar Fasciitis, there are fewer possible complications and a quicker recovery time. The shockwave therapy works by sending sound waves into heel area, which stimulates a healing response. Your foot will need time to heal after the procedure. So even if you have reduced pain, you should not immediately go back to regular activity.
Also, as with every medical procedure, there are possible complications. Shockwave therapy is very safe and is a very effective treatment, but sometimes patients can develop mild pain, swelling and bruising, or tingling and numbness.
If you believe you suffer from Plantar Fasciitis or have any sort of foot or heel pain, it is important to see a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis. The fastest way back to a pain-free life is through a proper diagnosis and aggressive treatment.
For more information or to set up an appointment, you can visit our website at www.neufoot.com or www.heelpain101.com, or give our office a call at 615-220-8788.
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