Physical therapy in Evanston, Illinois for plantar fasciitis

Why in-home PT is better

Check 1:1 personalized treatments Check Necessary equipment comes to you Check Safe and convenient

Covered by:

Separator

Meet with the best plantar fasciitis physical therapists in Evanston, Illinois

Evanston, Illinois, Luna’s physical therapists are highly knowledgeable, and experienced in the successful treatment of plantar fasciitis. Our licensed physical therapists can improve plantar fasciitis symptoms with exercises that include guided stretches and manual treatment.

With Luna, patients can get plantar fasciitis treatment at home, at the office, at the park, or at the location of their choosing. Our physical therapists come to you — it’s physical therapy, delivered.

Separator

What is plantar fasciitis?

The leading cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis affects two million people every year. The condition occurs when the plantar fascia (the thick, weblike band of tissue that connects your toes and heel bone) becomes inflamed.The plantar fascia is designed to absorb stress and protect our feet; however, excessive wear can damage or tear the tissue.

Patients suffering from plantar fasciitis often feel pain near the heel of the foot, particularly after long periods of standing or sitting. Pain tends to decrease throughout the day with normal activity.

Plantar fasciitis is especially common in runners, women, overweight individuals, and those who wear shoes with poor support. Individuals whose occupations require lots of walking or standing and those with “flat feet” or unusually high arches are at increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Source: OrthoInfo

Plantar fasciitis symptoms

The painful symptoms of plantar fasciitis are most commonly felt around the bottom of the heel, but some people also experience pain around the arch or mid-foot area. Although it typically affects just one foot, plantar fasciitis can in some cases affect both feet. The condition can present either with a dull pain, a sharp or shooting pain, or a burning or tingling sensation.

Plantar fasciitis symptoms tend to be most intense in the morning or if you’ve been sitting or lying down for long durations. In addition, patients often have difficulty climbing stairs or participating in prolonged physical activities.

The most common symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis include:

  • Pain near the heel on the bottom of the foot
  • Pain with the first few steps in the morning or after sitting for a prolonged period
  • Pain that subsides after a few minutes of normal activity
  • Pain after exercise or climbing stairs

Source: Healthline

Separator

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is meant to support the arch of your foot and act as a shock-absorbing bowstring, but excessive tension and stress in the tendon can result in small tears. Repetitive stretching and tearing are known contributors to plantar fasciitis, though an exact cause is unattributable. There are, however, known risk factors.

The most common causes of Plantar Fasciitis include:

  • Long-distance running and other activities that place stress on the heel
  • Flat-footedness, a high arch, or an abnormal walking pattern
  • Obesity
  • Jobs that require walking or standing on hard surfaces
  • Typically presents in individuals aged 40 to 60
Source: Mayo Clinic

Physical therapy for plantar fasciitis in Evanston, Illinois

Only around 7% of patients with plantar fasciitis are prescribed physical therapy, but evidence suggests that physical therapy represents one of the best possible remedies. A combination of manual therapy and exercises have been shown to reduce pain and improve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Statistics show that patients who receive physical therapy average fewer doctor visits and a lower cost of care.

Source: JOSPT
Separator

Frequently asked questions

Where are Luna therapists seeing patients?

In the Evanston area, our therapists are prepared to provide in-home physical therapy sessions. Serving all neighborhoods within the vicinity, we make it a point to bring physical therapy directly to you, prioritizing your convenience.

Is physical therapy covered by insurance?

Luna collaborates with many insurance plans, making the benefits verification process a breeze. When you select Luna, your co-pay will consistently match the exact amount specified in your insurance plan for visiting a PT clinic. We accept all major insurances and Medicare.

Is there a waiting list for new patients?

Absolutely not—we strive to make it effortless for patients to begin their physical therapy journey! At Luna, we're always ready to welcome new patients, and for most, the first at-home physical therapy appointment can be scheduled within just 48 hours of signing up. Our dedicated therapists are available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week. Check Availability.

Who are Luna’s physical therapists?

Within Luna, our therapists are highly experienced practitioners, boasting a minimum of 3 years of professional practice, often with a wealth of additional experience. Each therapist undergoes a rigorous interview and comprehensive background check. We exclusively engage with therapists who are wholeheartedly dedicated to delivering top-notch care to their patients.
Covered by insurance and we
come to you. Check availability.