Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Severe heel pain can be caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligaments that run from the heel to the toes. This condition can make it painful to walk, limiting mobility. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we have a team of medical specialists that can create treatment plans to help heal plantar fasciitis and give relief for our patients.
Plantar fasciitis is often caused by degeneration of the tissue but can be worsened by straining the ligaments. This often occurs with people who are on their feet for long periods, have flat arches, are overweight or turn their feet inward when they walk. Once the ligaments are damaged, it can take time and treatment to restore the feet to good health.
Treatment may be different for each person. Our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can find a treatment plan that can help reduce the pain while strengthening and healing the ligaments in the feet. Physiotherapy with stretching and strengthening exercises can be part of the treatment. We also offer anti-inflammatory medications that can reduce pain and discomfort.
What are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
If you have plantar fasciitis, you may notice a sharp heel pain when you take your first steps in the morning or after being off your feet for some time. Other symptoms can include:
- Stiffness and pain in the heel that progresses when you are on your feet
- Pain in the heel that starts when exercising, fades away, then returns after exercise is complete
- Heel pain when ascending stairs
- Heel pain when you stand on your toes
If you have these symptoms, you may have plantar fasciitis. Contact our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule an exam. We can help with diagnosis of your symptoms and begin a treatment plan to give you relief from your heel pain.