Did you know that approximately 10% of people will suffer from a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis during their lifetime? This common ailment occurs when the shock-absorbing band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed, causing mild to severe heel pain. While the exact cause may be difficult to determine, it is frequently a development of ill-fitting footwear, excessive physical activity, age, tight tendons, and/or improper foot mechanics.
One of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis is a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot that tends to be most noticeable first thing in the morning. The sudden over-extension of the foot upon getting out of bed stretches the ligament, and with repeated stress to the plantar fascia, small tears are likely to develop.
Our office offers several different treatment options for plantar fasciitis, both conservative, and surgical, as a last result. In the beginning stages, plantar fasciitis can be treated with icing, anti-inflammatories, exercise(s)/physical therapy, or custom-molded orthotics. However, if the issue persists, we also have the latest cutting-edge treatments available including Radial Shockwave Therapy, MLS Laser Therapy, and Amniotic Fluid Injections.
If you’re experiencing heel pain, it’s important to see your podiatrist and discuss all your possible options to determine the best course of treatment for you. Please feel free to contact our office at (248)348-5300 or request an appointment on our website. Our podiatrists, Marc A. Borovoy, DPM, and John D. Miller, DPM, are experts in all areas of foot and ankle care, and will be happy to assist you with any problems you may be experiencing.