Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It stems from inflammation to the long, thick fascial band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot. This typically occurs when there is continued micro stress and strain that cause small tears in the fascia, leading to a repetitive cycle of inflammation. Patients often report debilitating pain that can range from mild to significant. Common characteristics include sharp, burning or stabbing sensations most prevalent during the first few steps out of bed in the morning or after being off your feet for awhile.
Certain foot types and conditions may be more prone to developing plantar fasciitis such as: flat feet (Pes Planus), high-arched feet (Pes Cavus) and Achilles tendonitis. Patients who are on their feet for long periods of time, like to be barefooted, athletes and those whose activity may cause them to have overuse of the fascia may also be at higher risk of developing this condition. Our specialists can evaluate your feet to help determine the cause of your fasciitis and ensure that there are not any other underlying factors contributing to your pain.
Most cases of plantar fasciitis can be resolved with effective, non-surgical conservative treatment measures. Occasionally, conservative measures fail and intervention may be the best course of action. Our specialists typically employ a unique minimally invasive procedure that allows patients to walk the same day and return to activity even faster. Come see our specialists today for a proper evaluation and a recommended treatment plan.
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