You’re waking up from a good night’s sleep, take your first step out of bed, and BAM! you get a sharp searing pain along the bottom of your foot concentrated up near your heel. Chances are that you have a case of Plantar Fasciitis. This is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain that people suffer from. Almost 3 million Americans per year will have to deal with this.

The root cause of plantar fasciitis is inflammation along the thick band of tissue that runs from the heel of your foot up to your toes. Due to stress and/or trauma, this band can develop small tears that repeatedly become irritated.

Plantar fasciitis happens more often in runners, people that are overweight, and those that have shoes with poor arch support. Fortunately, there are a number of safe and effective conservative options that can knock out plantar fasciitis and get you back on your feet (literally).

Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) otherwise known as the cold laser is an excellent option to help eliminate plantar fasciitis. The FDA gave clearance for the Erchonia cold laser to treat this condition specifically. Cold laser has no side effects and is a proven weapon against both acute and chronic plantar fasciitis. Additionally, a good pair of custom orthotics can also serve as a long-term strategy to support the arches ensuring that this condition doesn’t continue to come back again and again over time.

Suffering from plantar fasciitis doesn’t have to be a daily struggle anymore. Get your feet checked to see if cold laser and custom orthotics are good options for you.