Plantar fasciitis is an injury caused by overusing muscles in your feet. It affects the foot’s sole and causes the plantar fascia to become swollen. The fascia connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. Plantar fasciitis produces tender aching that happens with your initial steps in the morning.
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Rigid Achilles tendons
- Improper footwear
Plantar fasciitis can take a significant toll on your routine. Often the foot will experience pain at the bottom that radiates to the heel making it difficult to walk after periods of rest. Dealing with this is important and we can help!
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
- Utilize shoes that have ample padding and proper arch support.
- Use cold therapy by placing ice on the injured part of the foot to reduce the pain and swelling caused by plantar fasciitis
- Physical therapy can be very beneficial for controlling pain in the foot caused by plantar fasciitis and is usually an important part of pain management since it can reinforce the leg muscles. This can be very beneficial to the plantar fascia as it reduces the amount of stress placed upon it.
- Lose weight to reduce the amount of weight placed on your feet.
- Take medications such as anti-inflammatories to help reduce swelling of the fascia.
- Non-invasive procedures can bring relief to your plantar fasciitis by repairing any damage caused to the plantar fascia. Such procedures involve the use of electrotherapy or ultrasound to alleviate symptoms.
At Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, located in Waterbury 203-755-0489 & Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut, our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM, will utilize the latest treatment techniques to ensure your feet feel better as soon as possible! Please call our office at any of the two numbers listed above.