Plantar fasciitis is the condition that is most commonly associated with heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. This condition is commonly found in middle-aged people and also occurs in young people who are very active and are on their feet a lot. This condition generally shows up in just one foot. However, if left untreated, people can develop it in both feet, due to favoring the painful foot..
Plantar fasciitis usually occurs when you strain the ligament that supports your arch. If you continue to strain the ligament, it can cause tears and extreme amounts of pain in your foot. There are many factors that can cause this condition, such as rolling your feet inward when you walk, being overweight, having high arches or flat feet, wearing improperly fitted shoes, or having tight surrounding muscles.
Dr. Feldman has great success in treating plantar fasciitis. Over 90% of his patients are pain free after two weeks. Treatment options usually consist of icing, stretching, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medication and shoe insoles called orthotics. If your insurance plan does not cover custom orthotics, we do have other options available at the office which are reasonably priced. Call our podiatrist today and get the treatment you deserve!