Relief for Pain Caused by Plantar Fasciitis
Do you have heel pain when you first get out of bed each morning? Does your foot pain suddenly reappear after you’ve been sitting at your desk for a few hours? Then you might have plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain seen at Richardson Podiatry Center. It occurs when your plantar fascia, the tendon that runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your toes to your heel, becomes inflamed.
Treatments From Your Richardson Podiatrist
In more severe cases, you might need medical care from a podiatrist. Some of the effective ways we treat plantar fasciitis include:
- Physical therapy. With proven physical therapy methods, we’ll help you loosen up your plantar fascia and reduce inflammation.
- Corticosteroid shots. For extreme inflammation, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications might not be effective. A corticosteroid shot might be more effective.
- Braces and splints. Wearing a splint at night can help you stretch out the tendon and reduce inflammation.
- We’ll help you find the right shoes to support your plantar fascia while it heals. These shoes will also offer you ongoing support so you can minimize your chances of experiencing plantar fasciitis again.
- People rarely need surgery for plantar fasciitis. If you do, our experienced team of surgeons gives you comfortable, effective care.
Don’t keep suffering from heel pain from plantar fasciitis. If you suspect that you might have an inflamed foot, talk to a podiatrist at Richardson Podiatry Center today.