Plantar Fasciitis Can Take You Off Your Feet
Plantar fasciitis is caused when a band of tissue extending from the heel to the toes becomes irritated. It is the chief cause of foot pain. However, plantar fasciitis can also be due to a fracture, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve irritation, or a cyst. Plantar fasciitis is also synonymous with heel spurs.
When you experience foot pain, it is time to visit our Plano TX podiatrists at Premier Foot & Ankle. Dr. Korpinen and his podiatry staff will inform you about your condition. Then, they will develop a progressive plan to treat your plantar fasciitis using the most cutting edge tools in podiatric medicine; such as Podiatherm Radiofrequency treatment.
Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Mild cases of plantar fasciitis can be treated with a few simple exercises. Stretching your calf muscles may help decrease fascia pain. You could also consider short periods of cooling with ice. Also, wear shoes as opposed to going barefoot. You should also reduce activities that may have caused pain in the first place. Mild anti-inflammatory medicines can also be used to reduce swelling. Though you should only do so with doctor approval. You should also start wearing supportive shoes and podiatrist prescribed custom orthotics.
However, if these measures do not decrease your foot pain, it is time to schedule an appointment with your Plano TX podiatry clinic.