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Ultrasound didn’t work? Orthotics only took the edge off? The Graston Technique uses patented instruments to address the root cause of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.

                                          



The plantar fascia is a thick, wide ligament structure that runs beneath the arch of the foot and attaches along the underside of the heel bone. Standing on hard surfaces, walking in poor footwear, or even just a lifetime of use can result in injury to the plantar fascia. In the early stages people commonly notice painful arches in the morning. This initial pain comes from microscopic tears of the ligament and the resulting inflammation. Initially this pain goes away after a few minutes of walking. As the condition worsens the morning pain becomes more intense as dense, rigid scar tissue forms throughout the tendon and its attachment to the heel. Eventually all walking and recreational activity is affected as a heel spur develops. Many traditional therapy approaches including anti-inflammatory medication, ice, stretching and rest have limited benefit.

A lasting recovery from plantar fasciitis requires correction of the root cause of the condition. The Graston technique uses specifically designed patented instruments to break down scar tissue by “combing” the instrument across the bottom of the foot. Treatments are applied lightly at first to accommodate patient tolerance. Most people can actually feel the scar tissue being treated and reducing over subsequent sessions.



Frequently Asked Questions


Is the treatment painful?
Most people experience some discomfort with the procedure due to the number of nerve endings located at the feet. This discomfort is minor, however, compared to the daily foot pain of plantar faciitis.

How many treatments does it take?
The number of treatments varies widely depending on the severity of the condition and the general health status of the individual patient. We have had complete success within six sessions as well as cases requiring twenty treatments. In general, most people recover to a satisfactory level within 10-12 sessions.

Do I have to keep doing treatments?
No. Unlike many other sprain/strain conditions there is a very low rate of recurrence once the foot has recovered. While no therapy can fix you so well that you can’t hurt yourself again, some common sense going forward will minimize the chances of future problems.


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