Plantar fasciitis is an issue with the foot’s fascia, the connective tissue that offers support. Though the condition can be painful, delaying treatment can result in otherwise avoidable complications. Other joints along the leg, from the knee to the hip, can be affected.
Luckily, treatment is typically effective and conservative, usually avoiding the need for surgery. Learn more about plantar fasciitis and its treatment options today.
Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Happen?
If you experience inflammation or swelling near the fascia on the bottom of your feet, you likely have plantar fasciitis. The irritation is typically a result of overuse or overstretching. In some cases, overuse or overstretching could be caused by improper shoes or other injuries that affect your gait.
How To Know if You Have It?
The main symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain or discomfort on the bottom of the foot. This discomfort may feel like an ache or may even burn. Pain typically worsens after periods of inactivity, such as in the morning, beginning with your first step and gradually lessening.
What Does Treatment Look Like at The Pain Experts of Arizona?
At The Pain Experts of Arizona, we believe in taking a conservative approach to plantar fasciitis and using surgery only when necessary. We find that ten months of conservative treatment typically treats the majority of plantar fasciitis cases.
You can expect treatment to include rest and gentle mobility stretches combined with ice and physical therapy to target inflammation and strengthen the foot. Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, you may need steroid injections or wear a boot.
At The Pain Experts of Arizona, we utilize cutting-edge technology and can even use extracorporeal shockwave therapy, which produces soundwaves to encourage healing.
Work With The Pain Experts of Arizona
At The Pain Experts of Arizona, a team of medical providers is at your service. They are driven by helping their patients reduce their symptoms and return to an active lifestyle through accurate diagnoses and excellent care.
If you believe you have plantar fasciitis or foot pain is bothering you, call The Pain Experts of Arizona at 480-550-9393 to schedule an appointment. With locations in Gilbert and Mesa, AZ, relief is nearby.