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Comprehensive Plantar Fasciitis Treatments at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our experienced podiatrist specialize in treating plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. Our team is committed to providing effective solutions to help you return to pain-free movement.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. It typically causes a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel. This condition is most common in runners, overweight individuals, and those wearing shoes with inadequate support.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the underside of the heel
  • Pain that usually occurs with the first steps in the morning or after resting
  • Pain that worsens after exercise but not during it
  • Swelling on the bottom of the heel

Our Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

Conservative Treatments:

  • Physical Therapy: Tailored exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles, which stabilize your ankle and heel.
  • Orthotics: Custom shoe inserts prescribed to distribute pressure more evenly across your foot and to provide additional support.
  • Night Splints: Devices worn at night to stretch your calf and the arch of your foot, keeping the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon in a lengthened position overnight.

Advanced Treatments:

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Injected at the site of the heel pain to reduce inflammation, providing relief from severe pain.
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT): High-energy shock wave impulses stimulate the healing process in the damaged plantar fascia tissue.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care for Your Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Expertise: Our podiatrists have years of experience and special training in foot and ankle care, particularly in treating conditions like plantar fasciitis.
  • Personalized Care: We assess your specific situation to provide a tailored treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.
  • Advanced Technology: Utilizing the latest technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Support: From diagnosis through treatment and recovery, we provide continuous care and guidance.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you’re experiencing persistent heel pain, let us help you take your first step towards recovery. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist,  Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you heal and regain your active lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions about Plantar Fasciitis

Q1: What is plantar fasciitis?

A1: Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This inflammation can cause severe heel pain, particularly with the first steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest.

Q2: What causes plantar fasciitis?

A2: Plantar fasciitis is typically caused by repetitive strain and overuse, such as from running, prolonged standing, or excessive walking. Risk factors include obesity, foot arch problems (both flat feet and high arches), and inadequate footwear.

Q3: What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

A3: The primary symptom is a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot, near the heel. The pain is usually worse with the first steps after waking up, following periods of rest, or after intense activity.

Q4: How is plantar fasciitis diagnosed?

A4: Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination of the foot by a healthcare provider, discussing your medical history and symptoms. Imaging tests like X-rays are not used to diagnose plantar fasciitis but may be done to rule out other conditions.

Q5: What treatments are available for plantar fasciitis?

A5: Treatment options include physical therapy, orthotics, night splints, pain relievers, and in some cases, corticosteroid injections. Severe cases might require advanced treatments such as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).

Q6: Can plantar fasciitis be cured?

A6: Yes, most cases of plantar fasciitis can be effectively treated with conservative measures such as physical therapy and proper footwear. Most patients recover in several months, though some cases might take longer depending on the severity.

Q7: How can I prevent plantar fasciitis?

A7: Preventive measures include maintaining a healthy weight, regularly stretching the feet and calves, wearing shoes with good arch support and cushioning, and avoiding excessive stress on your feet.

Q8: When should I see a doctor for plantar fasciitis?

A8: You should consult a podiatrist or healthcare provider if you experience persistent pain in the heel that does not improve with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers, or if the pain worsens over time.

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