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Plantar Fasciitis

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The typical adult takes between 5,000 and 10,000 steps every day, and the bones, ligaments, and muscles of your feet bear the brunt of this activity. Even everyday activities such as a light stroll can be excruciatingly painful for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. The plantar fascia is a long, bow-shaped ligament running along the length of the foot from heel to toe, and those who suffer from plantar fasciitis feel heel pain and overall discomfort from standing or walking.

Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Aching, burning, or stabbing pain in the sole of the affected foot
  • Foot pain that is worse when waking up in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time
  • Warm feeling in the heel area
  • Red or swollen heel(s)
  • Persistent foot pain lasting more than a few days

Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosis

During your appointment, our podiatrist at Performance Foot and Ankle will examine your feet and check for areas of tenderness to assess the cause of your foot pain. Usually, this type of examination and taking a medical history is all that is needed to pinpoint what’s causing your heel pain. In rare cases, an imaging test such as an X-ray or MRI may be needed to rule out another condition, like a pinched nerve or a stress fracture.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Fortunately, plantar fasciitis usually goes away in just a few months with the right treatment. Plantar fasciitis is often treated with orthotics, physical therapy, and other noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments.

Conservative therapies to treat plantar fasciitis include:

  • Medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Shockwave therapy

Surgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

More thorough treatments, such as surgery, may be necessary if the more conservative treatments fail to produce results.

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