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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

The Foot Specialty Practice

Podiatrists located in Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

If you experience throbbing, aching arches and heels right after taking those first few steps when you get out of bed, you may have plantar fasciitis. The Foot Specialty Practice, located in Kings County, Brooklyn, New York, provides comprehensive plantar fasciitis care and treatment plans, so you won’t have to live with foot pain any longer. Request your plantar fasciitis evaluation today by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling the office directly.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis — inflammation of your plantar fascia band along the bottom of your feet — is most commonly known for causing heel pain, although the discomfort you experience can occur in your arches and even up into your ankle. When you have plantar fasciitis, you may experience:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness 
  • Inflammation 

These issues tend to be worse after you rest your feet for an extended period, like while you sleep or sit at your desk. When you get up and start walking, your plantar fascia stretches out, and your symptoms gradually resolve. 

Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

If these symptoms sound familiar, chances are, your plantar fascia, which connects your heel bone to your toes, is stressed or overused. You can develop plantar fasciitis due to:

  • Obesity 
  • Flat feet
  • Heel spurs 
  • High arches
  • Working on your feet all day

Plantar fasciitis is also common among athletes, particularly runners. No matter what’s causing your case of plantar fasciitis though, the podiatry team at The Foot Specialty Practice gets to the root of your condition and puts together a personalized treatment plan. 

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

The Foot Specialty Practice entirely individualizes your plantar fasciitis treatment plan to the underlying cause of your specific diagnosis, as well as the severity of your symptoms. Treating plantar fasciitis usually involves combining the following types of conservative solutions.

  • Night splints 
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Shoe modifications
  • Activity modifications 
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Removable walking cast
  • Specialized stretching exercises
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Inflammation should start to improve with each passing day after starting your plantar fasciitis treatment plan. If it doesn’t resolve within a few months, your dedicated podiatrist at The Foot Specialty Practice may recommend surgery.

Plantar fasciitis surgery is necessary to remove damaged tissues or bone spurs, in addition to releasing your tight and rigid plantar fascia. Your podiatrist talks with you about all possible treatment solutions and helps you determine if surgery is right for you. 

You have plenty of options for plantar fasciitis relief at The Foot Specialty Practice. Request your plantar fasciitis evaluation online or call the office directly to speak with a team member.