Johns Creek: Foot & Heel Pain

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“Reach Out To The Best Care For Your Feet!” FOOT & HEEL PAIN RELIEF

Why Does My Foot Hurt? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue on the bottom of the foot is overstretched or overused. This can be painful and make walking more difficult. Physical therapy is an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis by using stretches and manual therapy to restore mobility to the foot.

Foot and shin pain can come on from many different causes. The most common causes develop from changes in the way you walk, un-supportive footwear, long term standing, walking, or running. If you or someone you knowmay need relief from foot or heel pain, schedule an appointment by calling our office at 770-622-5344 or visit www.


AUGUST 18, 2018 10:00 AM • Do you have pain on the bottom of your foot with the first steps of the day? • Do you have pain in the back of your heel when you increase your activity level? • Are you avoiding your favorite activity because your foot is hurting? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then our Free Foot and Heel Pain Workshop will be the first step in resolving your pain once and for all. Here is some of what you will learn: 1. The THREE most common causes of foot and heel pain. 2. How the pain in your foot may not be coming from a problem in your foot. 3. The number one biggest mistake that people with foot and heel pain usually make that keeps them from The key to recovery is an early evaluation and treatment plan developed by a physical therapist. The therapists at Johns Creek Physical Therapy will determine the cause of your problem and quickly decrease your pain. They will help you find the correct balance between strength and flexibility. This allows you to have pain free walking or running and return to activity as soon as possible. Help To Relieve Your Foot Pain Physical therapy is the natural way of helping your body recover from ankle/foot pain. At Johns Creek Physical Therapy, your pain is extensively evaluated by an expert physical therapist who has years of training in medical evaluation of musculoskeletal and ankle/foot conditions.

Your physical therapist then addresses the root cause of your pain. The treatment plan may include modalities to relieve pain, specialized gentle manual therapy to increase soft tissue and joint mobility, and specific ankle/foot exercises to rebuild your strength. Call us today to discover how we can solve your foot or heel pain! Call us today to learn more how we can bring you back to an active life!


Workshop starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Seating is limited! Register online at or call 770-622-5344


When I started the patient of the month segment of my newsletter I could not think of anyone else I wanted to be the “First” Patient of the Month. John Martin was one of my first patients back in 2003 when I opened Johns Creek Physical Therapy. Actually, he was patient zero. I met John a few weeks before I opened my doors while I was doing fill in work for a nearby clinic. I remember John was dealing with a shoulder problem and he told me he was “trying to prevent surgery.” I saw him twice that week and left the assignment never imagining I would cross his path again. A few weeks later, I opened this business. The second week John walked in to make an appointment. We looked at each other and said almost in unison, “I know you!” Turns out he was not able to avoid surgery and he was coming in to start his rehab. This chance encounter turned into a friendship of over 14 years. For the first three years I was open there was not a week that went by where I didn’t see John. Not just as a patient, but as a friend. John and his wife Kathleen came to our first Christmas Party. A University of Maryland alum, John met Keith, another UM

alum, who was being treated at the office, and the three of us developed a very special friendship. Every year we get together for lunch just for the fellowship. Over the years John and I shared a lot of laughs, developed a special friendship and shared a lot of great memories. When I started the patient of the month section of the newsletter, John was not able to come in for his photo. He was in the hospital. After a lengthy stay he was released to go home. Unfortunately, he passed a few weeks later. If you have been in the office you might have noticed a table I dedicated to him in 2016 for 13 years of loyal patronage. His photo here is from that day where I dedicated the table to him. John Martin, my friend, is our Patient of the Month. I miss you buddy.

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