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Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)


Plantar Fasciitis (Plantar fasciosis) is caused by swelling 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 spur is almost never the cause of the pain.

Plantar Fasciosis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to a swelling on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain using the best modality which is diagnostic Ultrasound. Usually treatment is strapping of the foot along with a splint worn at night. Stretching exercises, icing and inserts are also used in most cases. Sometimes cortisone injections can be given as well.

Rarely surgery is indicated and is done endoscopically. We also perform shockwave treatment when indicated. Additionally, for some patients, we have an in office minimal incision surgery with no total disability and minor partial disability.

This condition is often misdiagnosed because using an Ultrasound is the only way to truly diagnose it. This also helps diagnose a nerve condition which may be responsible for the pain. If the pain is on the inside of the ankle area not on the bottom it is probably nerve pain. Often times both can be present. Special non-invasive nerve testing can be performed to diagnose nerve problems. We offer several kinds of orthotics for people in various price ranges.

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