October 14th, 2012

Health N

Staff Report

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic shares insight on foot pain


As a part of the Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, the Sports Rehab Team physical therapists are knowledgeable and trained in the latest advancements and techniques available in sports rehabilitation.


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The plantar fascia is the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the foot’s arch.  This tissue can become inflamed with overuse and cause pain with weight bearing activities such as walking.

Signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis include foot pain in the morning when first get up, pain with prolonged standing, walking or stair climbing.  Heels spurs are sometimes associated with this condition.  Many people with this condition have flat feet or a high arch. 

Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include anti-inflammatory drugs, stretching, rest from activity, and good supportive shoes with arch supports.  Orthotics may also be prescribed. 

Pat Thompson, P.T.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic & Sports Rehab Center

Main Office: 502-897-1794

Physical Therapy: 502-897-1790

Website: louortho.com

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