What is Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis, pronounced (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) a term used by physicians to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Moreover, it involves inflammation of the plantar fascia — a thick, fibrous band of aponeurosis running along the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus and runs to the base of the toes. The plantar fascia supports the foot arch and is essential in foot mechanics during walking.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions causing heel pain, yet the cause is poorly understood. It may be associated with overuse of the plantar fascia when too much tension, stress, or weight is placed on the foot. Moreover, with overuse or in time, the fascia loses some elasticity or resilience and can become inflamed with activities like standing, walking, and running. In some cases, plantar fasciitis may be associated with an injury or bruise to the plantar fascia from exercise or standing on hard surfaces, genetics, pregnancy, being overweight, an inflammatory diet, or improper shoe choices.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain, especially when taking those first morning steps
- Sensation of heat
- Pain disappears or diminishes after a few minutes of walking
Heel Good™ Plantar Fasciitis Protocol
Our Heel Good ™ Protocol is a fascia-focused, twelve-week, evidence-based treatment plan utilizing a combination of radial shockwave therapy and amniotic matrix allograft to help resolve chronic plantar fasciitis without steroid injections or surgery.
Radial shockwave therapy is an effective modality for reducing pain and healing chronic plantar fasciitis. It directs your body's immune system to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing. Amniotic matrix allograft is an effective, regenerative technology providing growth factors and amniotic stem cells excellent for tissue repair. Together they work to effectively resolve chronic plantar fasciitis in approximately eighty-percent of cases.
Text Us Now About Plantar Fasciitis
At New Orleans Podiatry Associates, we are experts in treating heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Our lead podiatrist, Dr. Edward M. Lang, has been helping patients resolve heel pain for over 30 years. Please text our HIPAA-compliant communication platform at (650) 405-0442 and chat directly with our team to learn more about plantar fasciitis relief. You do not have to live with heel pain. We are heel pain and plantar fasciitis specialists, and we have helped thousands of patients reclaim their foot health.
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