Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition and the most common cause of heel pain in adults. The podiatry specialists of Premier Foot & Ankle, located in Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Mesquite, Sherman, Irving, and Celina, Texas, offer services that serve to prevent, diagnosis, and effectively treat your plantar fasciitis. For expert consultation, call or schedule an appointment with one of their offices today.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition of the foot that is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which runs the length and supports the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of supportive, fibrous tissue that connects at the heel and extends to the toes.
When the plantar fascia is overstretched, it causes small tears in the tissue, which causes inflammation, and mild to severe pain. Plantar fasciitis is often more painful when you first step down after resting, specifically in the morning.
Chronic plantar fasciitis can lead to a buildup of calcium to form where the fascia connects to the heel bone. This is called a heel spur and often causes the pain that prompts people to seek treatment.
Plantar fasciitis is most commonly the result of overstretching of the fascia, due to overuse or lack of support. Causes include:
Jobs that require you to be on your feet a lot can cause overuse injuries, like plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can come and go and may be more severe at some times than others.
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain. Other symptoms include:
If you have symptoms of plantar fasciitis, treatment at Premier Foot & Ankle is important to avoid long-term complications that could make mobility difficult and worsen your pain.
The team at Premier Foot & Ankle offers a wide variety of services to help prevent and treat your plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis treatments include:
They also proudly offer advanced, noninvasive or minimally invasive treatments, such as:
If these conservative, nonsurgical methods do not relieve your pain, surgery may be the best option. The severity of your plantar fasciitis determines the methods and type of surgical procedure used. The team at Premier Foot & Ankle can help you find relief from plantar fasciitis.
For a consultation regarding your heel pain and whether it is plantar fasciitis, call or schedule an appointment with Premier Foot & Ankle.