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Call Today!Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, corticosteroid injections, and physical therapy.

We also have had great success with ESWT / EPAT Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment as well as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

When heel pain does not get better... Get better here:

Because plantar fasciitis usually gets better 90% of the time with conservative care, it may not really be plantar fasciitis that you suffer from.

At Foot and Ankle Specialists, we have the diagnostic innovations that allow us to diagnose the cause of your heel pain. Heel pain can also be caused by:

  • a compressed nerve (tarsal tunnel syndrome or calcaneal nerve entrapment)
  • plantar fasciosis (plantar fascia that has degenerated/ chronic fasciitis)
  • stress fracture
  • arthritic conditions.

We perfected a one time, no cutting Procedure for Heel Pain.  Click this link if you had pain for more than 4 months.