Your heels sustain constant pressure and pounding from normal activities like walking, which can result in plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Benjamin Tehrani, DPM, treats this painful condition at Kings Point Foot & Ankle Specialists so his patients can walk comfortably again.
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What causes plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis, or heel spur syndrome, is a common condition that can happen to anyone. It affects the plantar fascia, a thick tissue located at the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel, which supports the foot’s arch.
Repetitive stress or tension on the plantar fascia usually causes this painful condition. It can also develop as a result of stretching the muscles and ligaments that support the arch.
Plantar fasciitis mostly occurs among individuals who spend a lot of time standing or walking in their daily lives. It’s also common among runners and athletes, or people who start a new sport. You might be more likely to develop the condition if you have tight calf muscles or a very high foot arch.
What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis can affect one or both feet at the same time. Symptoms include:
- Pain on the bottom of the heel while walking or exercising
- Increased pain when first standing up in the morning or after longer periods of rest
- Redness, swelling, or inflammation of the affected foot
If a chronic inflammatory process continues as a result of plantar fasciitis, you might develop a heel spur, which is a calcium deposit that sits at the bottom of the heel bone.
What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?
There are various options available for treating plantar fasciitis, including:
The Tenex procedure uses precise microscopic cutting to remove the affected tissue, increase circulation, and improve the overall function of the foot and heel. It is an outpatient procedure that requires a local anesthetic or mild sedation.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections provide essential growth factors that help to accelerate wound repair and healing. Dr. Tehrani can administer these alone or integrate them with the Tenex procedure.
These methods include rest, bracing, avoiding exercise, ice application, anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroids, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
For more information about plantar fasciitis treatment, contact Kings Point Foot & Ankle Specialists today for a personalized consultation. Click to book online or call the office to get started.