End Plantar Fasciitis Pain
Plantar Fasciitis is a nuisance and without the right treatment can last months and even years only getting worse. In many cases, plantar fasciitis is caused by a person’s incorrect footwear, muscle tightness, and foot shape.
Each person's foot is shaped differently. Some of the most common abnormal foot shapes are high-arched and flat feet. People with high-arched feet are particularly prone to developing plantar fasciitis.
The Correct Footwear To Treat Plantar Fasciitis
When you make an appointment at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will create your own pair of custom molded orthotics, which provide the maximum amount of support for your foot shape. We will also advise you on the correct shoes to wear for your feet because different shoes actually are made for different foot shapes and because many people do not know this, they end up buying shoes that actually harm their feet.
Taking some anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen may help at first to alleviate and inflammation but it of course not a long-term treatment. Stretching the calf and the bottom of the foot as well as strengthening the arch of the foot will help your recover. With plantar fasciitis, the plantar fascia band is weakened and therefore, will only continue to get worse unless it is strengthened.
It is key to seek out treatment immediately because prolonged plantar fasciitis leads to scar tissue build up also known as plantar fasciosis and it is much more difficult to treat. Being on your feet shouldn’t be painful and as a foot doctor, I have helped patients for over 20 years recover from plantar fasciitis.
We will set you up with all the conservative treatments you need to get better as well as advise you on what to do at home. You may also want to massage the plantar fascia band regularly to make sure scar tissue does not build up while it is getting better.
Again, the keys to treatment are orthotics, the correct footwear, stretching, strengthening, and of course time. We look forward to helping you not only relieve this painful foot condition but also setting you up so that it never occurs again.
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By John Erotas