No More Plantar Fasciitis with the TENS 3000
Plantar fasciitis is a condition most commonly found in runners. Fortunately, the solution is not to stop running but to find relief with a TENS 3000 pain management unit. The plantar fascia is located in the bottom of the foot, between the heel bone and the toes. When this tissue becomes inflamed plantar fasciitis takes place, characterized by a stabbing pain that comes with the morning’s first steps. This pain may come and go and is also frequently seen in overweight people and pregnant women. It generally affects only one foot, but both feet can also be affected at the same time.
This condition is caused by excessive pressure on the plantar fascia, which usually acts as bowstring that absorbs shock. Small tears may occur as a result of repetitive stretching, leading to irritation or inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is more common in women between the ages of 40 and 60, though men can develop it as well. Running, ballet dancing and aerobic, and occupation that require you to stand for long periods of time, such as working at a factory or teaching, are considered risk factors. Having flat feet, a high arch or an irregular walking pattern can increase the risk of plantar fasciitis too.
The general effect of plantar fasciitis in walking can cause foot, knee, hip, or back problems, as well as chronic heel pain. In order to determine whether you have this condition, a doctor will check your reflexes, muscle strength and tone, touch and sight, coordination and balance. In addition to that, the doctor may recommend X-rays or an MRI. Among the treatments for plantar fasciitis are drugs (NSAID’s, corticosteroids), physical therapy, night splints, orthotics, procedures like extracorporeal shock wave therapy, and surgery.
Treatment may be avoided by taking preventative measures, including maintaining a healthy weight, wearing supportive shoes and refraining from using worn out athletic shoes. Failing that, the pain that can result from plantar fasciitis can be relieved with the use of a TENS 3000 device. Ask your doctor if that could be an alternative for you; if he agrees he may prescribe one of these machines for you, so that the pain can be controlled while a course of treatment is devised for your particular case.
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