Symptoms and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
People with plantar fasciitis have a tough time with their everyday tasks. At Bucktown Foot & Ankle Clinic (BFAC), we often recommend our patients try alternative treatments for plantar fasciitis to reduce pain and improve their quality of life. The exact procedures can differ from person to person. However, simple therapies and expert guidance can help you benefit greatly.
What Is Plantar Fasciitis?
Do you get sharp, stabbing pain in your heels after waking up in the morning? That’s plantar fasciitis. It indicates a painful degeneration of the plantar fascia tissue spanning from toe to heel. This is the most common heel pain Chicagoans encounter and can often be experienced in the first steps of your day.
What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?
Age, physical trauma, excess weight, athletic lifestyle, poorly fitting shoes, standing jobs, flat feet, and general damage are the most common causes of plantar fasciitis.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
The major complaints we have seen with our plantar fasciitis patients include the following:
- Aching and burning in the foot
- Dull to sharp and stabbing pain
- Pain in the heel of the foot
- Pain when walking right after waking up
- Stiffness in walking after sitting for long
- Greater pain when exercising
- Difficulty in climbing stairs
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
Usually, the range of treatments for plantar fasciitis includes resting up well, stretching, changing shoes, night splints, arch supports, orthotics, etc. In the initial stages, plantar fasciitis can go away in a few months. However, tailoring the treatment to your unique health needs and preferences can significantly help ease even advanced symptoms.
At BFAC, we provide conservative to advanced treatments to help improve your pain and physical functioning. We never rush your visits, and you aren’t burdened with therapies. We make sure you understand your options thoroughly and make informed decisions.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), amniotic-based treatments, and hyaluronic injections are some of the therapies we have at our facility. We also excel in making custom orthotics for sport and work-specific applications after comprehensive gait evaluations and biomechanical examinations.
Schedule Your Appointment Today.
When nothing else works, BFAC has your back. Get in touch with us at 312.444.0977 for better assistance on the available and suitable options. You can also book an appointment online or send your questions to email@example.com for more clarity on how we can help and we’ll help you get started on the road to recovery.