Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis? Find Out The Right Treatment Option For You

If you regularly struggle with heel pain, you may be dealing with plantar fasciitis. Dr. Brandi Johnson and Dr. Mark Leitner at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Brandon, FL, can figure out if plantar fasciitis is what’s bothering you and help with a treatment plan that works best for you.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue that extends from the heel of your foot to the toes. The fascia becomes irritated and inflamed and can cause extreme heel pain. This condition can be caused by issues with the arches, either low arches or overly high arches, or by wearing non-supportive shoes on hard surfaces. This is evident in people who may work long hours while standing on their feet. Obesity can also be a cause of plantar fasciitis.

Some of the symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Pain at the bottom of the heel
  • Pain that gets worse when you get up after sitting
  • Pain that worsens over time

You may notice that pain is worse after getting up in the morning or after sitting for a long period of time. The pain may begin to subside after walking and stretching the foot, but it also may worsen after standing or walking for a long period of time.

How Can Plantar Fasciitis Be Treated?

Your doctors in Brandon, FL, can help determine the cause of your plantar fasciitis and then determine what treatment may be best for you. Some of the treatment options include:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Not going barefoot
  • Icing the heels
  • Limit physical activities
  • Wearing supportive shoes
  • Using shoe pads or orthopedics
  • Night splint
  • A removable walking cast
  • Physical therapy

Contact Your Doctors Today!

If you experience heel pain, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. It’s important to contact Dr. Johnson and Dr. Leitner at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Brandon, FL, as soon as possible to determine what form of treatment will work best for you! Call (813) 571-2977 to set up an appointment today and get rid of your heel pain!

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