Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Plantar fasciitis and heel spur syndrome are terms used to refer to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, or plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point where it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Here at The Foot & Ankle Center, we have a 95 percent success rate in treating plantar fasccitis with non-surgical methods. We've had good success treating heel pain with stretching exercises we can teach you to do, cold therapy and anti-inflammatory medications. We may also provide a night splint for you to wear while sleeping to keep the ligament stretched out, and we can fit you with a foot orthotic that slips in your shoe to keep your foot in proper alignment. We even modify our own custom orthotics right here in our clinic to ensure the highest quality and a proper fit.
While some cases may call for surgery, chances are we can treat your heel pain successfully without surgery. If you're suffering from heel pain, please get in touch with us.
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