Morning heel pain, or pain after a long period of sitting or inactivity, is a classic sign of plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is the most frequent diagnosis we and other podiatrists see when heel pain is in the picture. However, the good news is that it’s often very responsive to conservative treatment. Most cases can be significantly improved or eliminated within a few months without a need for surgical intervention.
When you come to see us for any type of heel pain, we take the time to fully evaluate your condition and talk with you about how it’s affecting your life. Once we have all the information we need in hand, we can make an ideal treatment recommendation that will best suit your needs.
For plantar fasciitis, potential components of a treatment plan may include:
- Simple rest
- Changes to footwear and/or exercise routines
- Stretches and exercises meant to condition the plantar fascia and connecting elements
- The use of custom orthotics to properly redistribute forces over the feet
- Night splints to hold the plantar fascia in a stretched position overnight, reducing morning pain
- Advanced treatments such as MLS laser therapy to accelerate healing of the plantar fascia
Surgery is only ever a necessity in very rare circumstances when conservative treatments have not helped. If it does happen to become a consideration, we will gladly discuss your potential options with you.
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