When To See a Podiatrist About Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Podiatrists located in Springfield, Decatur, Carlinville and Shelbyville, Illinois.
When your heel pain isn’t getting better with home care, it’s time to schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the experts at the Foot & Ankle Center of Illinois. MOST PATIENTS GET IMMEDIATE PAIN RELIEF AND FAST RETURN TO ACTIVITY. Whether you need recommendations for orthotics or MLS Laser therapy, the team customizes your treatment to relieve pain and improve your long-term mobility.
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.
Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, MLS Laser Therapy treatments, amniotic membrane injections, or surgical intervention may be used to alleviate the heel pain.
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