Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that can impede mobility. However, prompt, expert treatment offers a good chance of recovery. Marc House, DPM, is an experienced podiatrist providing treatments for a range of foot and ankle problems at the Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic in Aurora, Colorado. If you’re experiencing pain in your heel, call the clinic today or book an appointment with Dr. House online.
Plantar fasciitis involves pain in the plantar fascia, a band of tissue extending from your heel to your toe, supporting the arch of your foot. If this tissue is irritated or overused, it causes inflammation of the plantar fascia.
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain in the heel, particularly the bottom surface of the foot that connects the heel to the toes. Common symptoms include pain that may:
The pain may also be accompanied by swelling in the heel and arch.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by putting too much strain on the plantar fascia tissues, which can occur because of:
It’s important to take good care of your feet, providing them with adequate support and cushioning, and also giving them sufficient rest. Overworking your feet can cause a number of foot problems, including plantar fasciitis.
There are several steps you can take to ease the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis, including:
Taking painkillers may offer relief, but it won’t cure the plantar fasciitis. You shouldn’t use the reduction in pain that medication provides as a justification for resuming physical activity.
Dr. House provides a range of effective treatment methods to ease plantar fasciitis pain and help heal the inflammation. When you visit Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic, Dr. House examines your foot and goes through your medical history before recommending a course of treatment tailored to your individual needs. Treatment options include:
Dr. House also specializes in using EPAT therapy, a non-invasive form of shockwave treatment that promotes healing in the plantar fascia.
Dr. House has considerable experience and expertise in treating patients with plantar fasciitis, so call Kinetic Foot and Ankle Clinic today, or book an appointment online.