Baytown Office 281-837-8371

Plantar Fasciitis (with or without a heel spur)

Plantar fasciitis (with or without a heel spur) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain seen in Dr. Theall's office. However, there are many other causes of heel pain. Therefore,a thorough history and examination at the time of the visit is important. Digital X-Rays are usually taken in the office to help diagnose the heel pain etiology. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy.

    Copyright2004 Officite Disclaimer Patient Privacy Site Map