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How to Combat Plantar Fasciitis

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Heel pain is a debilitating issue that can make it difficult to carry out your daily routine. At our office, our specialty is the diagnosis and treatment of foot pain. Our practice provides a comprehensive spectrum of services to help ensure the health and comfort of your feet. Our services range from the treatment of an ingrown toenail and viral or fungal skin conditions to addressing foot deformities and injuries as well as performing advanced podiatric surgery.

Heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, is quite common, and can result from a number of different underlying issues. It can arise from stress fractures, tendinitis or arthritis, shoes with poor support, running on hard surfaces, or general overuse. In some cases, heel pain is the result of naturally occurring issues with the arches of your feet, such as having flat feet, or high arches. Depending on the nature of your heel pain, a range of different treatments may be indicated, such as the prescription of anti-inflammatory medication, stretching exercises, physical therapy, ice packs, or the use of corrective orthotics.

Custom orthotics are frequently recommended to help position your feet with the proper support, stability and weight distribution for balanced movement. Orthotics are typically provided in the form of inserts for your shoes. Likewise our podiatrist may also recommend a specific type of shoe for your feet. Stretching and physical therapy may also be indicated to help restore your comfort and mobility.

If you are suffering from heel pain, or any issues having to do with your feet, it’s important to see a podiatrist for care. Remember, healthy feet are essential to your overall well-being and everyday function.

At our office, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.