Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

NeuroSpinecare, Inc.

Neurological and Spine Surgeons, Interventional Pain Management and Foot, Ankle & Podiatry Specialists located in Sheffield Village, OH

If you have pain in your heel it could be due to plantar fasciitis, a highly treatable condition under the expert care of the team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., located in Sheffield Village, Ohio. The practice has podiatric specialists on staff with many years of experience in helping patients recover from the pain of plantar fasciitis and other problems relating to the feet. If you’re looking for prompt and effective treatment for heel pain, give NeuroSpinecare a call today, or book an appointment online.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue called the plantar fascia, located on the bottom of your foot.

The plantar fascia extends from your heel to your toe and supports the arch of your foot. Inflammation can arise because of:

  • Flat Feet
  • High arches
  • Unsupportive shoes
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Overuse of your feet

Spending long periods on your feet without resting can also cause plantar fasciitis, especially if you have any of the other risk factors.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The primary symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of your heel and sometimes spreading into the arch.

Most people find the pain is worse when they get up after being immobile for a long time, then eases off after a few minutes of walking. However, it’s likely to get worse again if you keep moving and don’t rest your heel.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

You can try home treatments for plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Wearing more supportive shoes
  • Applying ice packs to reduce inflammation
  • Using leg exercises to strengthen muscles
  • Resting your heel whenever possible
  • Avoiding going barefoot
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medications

If these home remedies don’t help within a few weeks, visit the team at NeuroSpinecare. The experts there can provide custom orthotics for you to use in your shoes designed to fit your unique foot shape.

The team may recommend steroid injections to reduce inflammation and ease the pain. A removable walking cast or night splints take the pressure off your heel, and physical therapy is also highly beneficial in treating plantar fasciitis.

In most cases, patients who have plantar fasciitis respond well to these types of treatments. It also helps to lose any excess weight, which is one of the best ways to relieve pressure on your feet. If conservative approaches aren’t working, there are also surgical options for chronic cases.

The team at NeuroSpinecare, Inc., can usually tell after listening to your symptoms and carrying out a physical exam of your foot if you have plantar fasciitis, confirming their diagnosis using diagnostic imaging tests. Call the office today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.