Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. 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.
"When I first came to Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, my pain was severe. I was visibly limping from the persistant and constant pain in my foot. I was no longer able to go on my hour long walks which helped maintain my weight and well being and as a result gained unwanted pounds. If I forced the walk I would be in severe pain for days. I can now take my walks and not suffer with heel and foot pain like before. My pain level is about a two when I over do activites or do not follow my prescribed treatment. I will be informing anyone that mentions a foot problems where to go for quality caring service that results in a healing prognosis. I will also be informing my primary care physician to recommend patients here FIRST. Thank you Dr. Shah!"