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Over ¼ of Sonic Relief users and over 2 million people (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) experience sharp, stabbing, sometimes burning pain in the heel or arch of their foot. The diagnosis? Plantar Fasciitis, a condition aptly named which develops in the plantar fascia. Plantar Fasciitis occurs when the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel to the toes and supports the arch (the Plantar Fascia) becomes inflamed and/or strained.
In most cases this condition isn’t the result from one triggering event or accident but rather from too much pressure or activity over time. However, some risk factors may include:
In addition, those with plantar fasciitis often have heel spurs, but health experts say spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis pain.
As previously mentioned, Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition causing sharp, stabbing, or burning pain in the heel and/or arch of the foot. More specifically however the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
Research in the Journal of Pain found that 70 percent of people with plantar fasciitis report moderate to severe pain, 61 percent have this pain daily and 54 percent say it interferes with normal work activities. Since most people rely on their feet to take them from place to place it is important that they are pain free!
Plantar Fasciitis can be diagnosed by your doctor, some symptoms they may look for are:
If you believe you may have Plantar Fasciitis please consult your medical provider.
Luckily, plantar fasciitis is relatively easy to cure! More than 90% of patients with plantar fasciitis will improve within 10 months of starting simple treatment methods.
Quick tip! Before treating your Plantar Fasciitis with Sonic Relief, be sure to clean your foot first because Sonic Relief Ultrasound Gel breaks down with salt. Any sweaty feet can make the gel runny and the treatment less effective. A good warm foot bath before treatment can also aid your pain relief and healing – double the effects. If you suffer from plantar fasciitis in both feet, you can treat one right after the other.
Put your best & most pain free - foot forward with Sonic Relief™. If you know someone who could use Sonic Relief for Plantar Fasciitis be sure to refer them for a special offer for both of you!
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