5 Signs of Plantar Fasciitis

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain among both athletes and non-athletes. This condition is due to direct, repetitive stress on your heel which causes inflammation of the thick band of tissue on the bottom of your food that connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is common among people who are overweight, people who constantly stand on hard surfaces (like a runner), and people who wear shoes with inadequate support. For athletes, plantar fasciitis is mostly in result of training errors. Heel pain can last a long time, where most symptoms go away within 10 months of gradual improvement. Dr. Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist and nutritionist, wants you to be aware of these following symptoms!


  • Gradual onset of pain: pain is normally worst in the morning and after exercise.
  • Burning, stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel
  • Pain with weight-bearing activities
  • Pain when shifting weight on to your toes
  • Pain after long periods of standing or rising from sitting

Keep an eye out for the next post this Thursday! Where we tell you simple steps you may take to relieve your pain.

Call Walker Physical Therapy and Pain Center for any questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our expert and caring physical therapist! (714)997-5518

1111 W. Town and Country Rd. Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868           


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The ML830 Laser is Effective, Safe, and PROVEN for Muscle and Joint Pain!

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From TMJ to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and from Shoulder strains to Knee injuries, muscle and joint pain can seem like an unsolvable and despairing burden. Thankfully, Grace Walker, physical and occupational therapist & nutritionist, and her expert physical therapists at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center, as well as their dedicated patients, have discovered the miraculous ML830 Cold Laser for these and many other troublesome conditions. Dr. Chadwick Smith, professor of Orthopedics at USC states, “The ML830 Cold Laser has clearly proven its clinical value treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and has become the industry standard.” At Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center, our knowledgeable and caring staff uses the Laser not only for Carpal Tunnel, but for many other injuries and conditions as well.


The ML830 Laser has and has been proven to:

  • Reduce Pain sometimes after just one treatment. Most conditions take between 2-9 treatments to completely alleviate symptoms. Chronic conditions may require more treatment.
  • Reduce Inflammation immediately with most inflammatory conditions. Following instructions to prevent further injury will help prevent the pain from returning.
  • Increase Tissue Healing by sending light (photons) into your injured tissues without being absorbed by the skin, fat, or blood, the 830 Laser stimulates the cells to repair and strengthen at a remarkably fast rate.

Our patients trust the Laser to alleviate and heal their problem pain!

“I cannot believe the excellent results I achieved while being treated at Walker Physical Therapy. I walked into the practice in pain, and after several weeks I could walk without the assistance of a cane! Using the techniques I was taught at Walker Physical Therapy I continue to progress in comfort, and with a minimum amount of pain. They treated me as an individual and genuinely cared about my progress and well-being. I was able to cancel my scheduled total knee replacement surgery! I do not hesitate to recommend Walker Physical Therapy to family and friends.” –Shirley Moretti

Don’t hesitate to call us today and schedule one free treatment with the ML830Laser!


Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center

1111 W. Town & Country Rd., Ste. 1

Orange, CA 92868

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Plantar Fasciitis Effective Solutions

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Plantar Fasciitis: Effective Solutions at Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center

According to Grace Walker, Physical Therapist, plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem that affects people of all ages. While athletes may be slightly more likely to develop this condition, it is also prominent in anyone who works in a job where they must stand for long periods of time. Those over the age of 40, or those who have flat feet tend to be more susceptible to the pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Likewise, those who have a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) may experience heel pain more often than others. At Walker PT & Pain Center, our therapists are experts in plantar fasciitis pain relief!Plantar Fasciitis

It is important to follow these “Do’s and Don’ts” to help manage your pain:

  • Do wear cushioned shoes wit a good base of support.
  • Do use an ice pack 30 minutes before bed.
  • Do follow your doctor’s instructions.
  • Don’t wear flip flips, sandals, or shoes with little support.
  • Don’t walk on uneven surfaces.

Following those tips is a great first step! However more needs to be done to heal your plantar fasciitis. Our affordable “Walker method” is the key to helping you live, work, and play again. Our team of experts led by Grace Walker Physical Therapy  will help you increase your strength and flexibility through our Flex N Move program. Soft tissue and joint mobilization is used to work out spasms, tightness, and pain. Manual therapy will reduce inflammation and increase function. Our therapists also use Kinesio Tape to facilitate the body’s natural healing process and to provide stability and support to muscles. All patients will educated and given a personalized home exercise program.

Success Story: “I was treated for plantar fasciitis. After a cortisone shot failed to help I decided to give physical therapy a try. When I first came in my foot was very painful and after four weeks of therapy (two visits a week), my foot was healed completely. I leave here painless. Thank you Walker Physical Therapy & Pain Center!”                                                                                               -Beverly H.

Call for an appointment now! 714-997-5518

1111 W. Town & Country Rd. Ste#1, Orange Ca 92868

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