Plantar fasciitis (pronounced plan-ter fash-ee-eye-tus) refers to pain and inflammation caused by physical stress to the plantar fascia. This band of tough, fibrous tissue is located on the bottom of your foot. It supports your arch and connects your heel bone to your toes.
Although the plantar fascia travels completely across the bottom of your heel, the most common site of discomfort is at the center or front of the heel. It’s typically described as a burning, tingling, or sharp and stabbing pain that occurs after you’ve been off your feet for a time and then attempt to put weight on your feet.
The symptoms are often felt first thing in the morning with getting out of bed but can develop throughout the day, essentially whenever you attempt to stand and walk. This happens because the plantar fascia contracts when you rest your feet. When you “plant” your feet to stand, the plantar fascia has to stretch to its full length. That causes pain.
Plantar may result from an injury sustained during an accident. It’s also commonly related to:
As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, Dr. Young seeks to decrease your symptoms as well as understand the actual cause of the stress so she can develop long-term solutions to your plantar fasciitis.
Treatments vary according to the severity, frequency, and cause of your symptoms. Dr. Young may recommend:
For persistent or severe symptoms, Dr. Young may suggest an AmnioFix® injection, which contains natural growth factors that reduce inflammation and inhibit scar tissue formation.
You may also be a candidate for Koby Isogard®. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that quickly resolves plantar fasciitis pain in about 96% of cases. It’s done in the office and takes approximately 10 minutes to perform.
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