Plantar Fasciitis

 

Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by irritation to the Plantar fascia, the structure responsible for supporting the natural arch of the foot. This thick band of connective tissue travels along the bottom of the foot between the toes and heel, stretching and becoming taut as you bear weight. The pain associated with this condition is enough to keep people off their feet for weeks at a time.

Are you experiencing regular foot pain? Many patients describe the pain as a stabbing sensation within the heel or along the foot that gradually develops over time. The worst pain associated with this condition is typically those first steps out of bed in the morning, making many individuals hesitant to ever leave.

You may develop Plantar fasciitis from repetitive stress or excessive tension within the plantar fascia, causing it to become inflamed and irritated from small tears in the tissue. If you’re currently living with foot pain, schedule an appointment with us today. We’ll help you take the first step toward a full recovery.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

You don’t have to live with foot pain! Treatment options are available to you if you’re diagnosed with Plantar fasciitis. Here’s where to get started …

Basic treatment begins with a steady regimen of rest, ice application and occasionally a prescribed anti-inflammatory or steroids that will reduce the pain.

Your doctor might recommend you wear special orthotics to diminish potential irritation that could worsen the condition – you may even require a splint for several weeks.

Physical therapy has been proven to help individuals afflicted by Plantar fasciitis. In the most severe cases, surgery is often necessary to restore natural movement. This surgical procedure will require you to avoid your routine activities for a short period of time.

Contact us for more information and to determine the best treatment options for your foot pain.