What is the Plantar Fascia?
The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue on the bottom of your foot. It runs from the bottom of your heel all the way out to the toes. It helps to stabilize your arch and give you that springy feel with walking.
What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Anytime the suffix “-itis” is added to a word it means “inflammation.” So plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. This inflammation can cause major pain and debility for many people.
What are symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?
Symptoms commonly include pain on the bottom of your heel worse with prolonged walking and first thing in the morning.
What are treatment options?
We usually start with basic shoe modifications, orthotics and some hands on physical therapy. If you still have symptoms we advance to acupuncture, nerve blocks, PRP and ultrasound guided hydrodissection.
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