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November 2020

Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

Can Orthotics Help Plantar Fasciitis Pain?

Plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot, can often be the culprit for foot pain. Common treatments for this condition may include lifestyle changes, stretching the feet, and taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain. However, sometimes these treatments prove ineffective. In these cases, wearing orthotics in the shoes may help. Whether they are mass produced or custom made, used alone or in conjunction with the previously mentioned treatments, orthotics can be effective for reducing plantar fasciitis pain. For more information on orthotics and plantar fasciitis, consult with a podiatrist today.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact one of our podiatrists  from Advanced Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation
  • Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices
  • Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis
  • Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Union, NJ and the Upper East Side, Manhattan . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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