The End of Plantar Fasciitis As We Know It
Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions. The reason for getting this foot condition usually has to do with the shape of a person’s foot.
The answer to healing this pain has to do with education and treatment. As a podiatrist, I figure out what you need to do specifically to get rid of your plantar fasciitis pain as well as make sure this condition never comes back.
There are many ways to both prevent plantar fasciitis and treat it but first, let me discuss, the two foot shapes that inherently lead to plantar fasciitis. The first is flat-feet, where the person has no or little arch of their foot. The second is a high-arched foot, where the foot is irregularly high and increases pressure is put on the balls of the toes and the heels.
Choosing Your Footwear
To counter these problems, first, we must change your footwear. At the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we will train you on the only type of shoe you should buy. Wearing other shoes that do not fit your foot shape will only make your plantar fasciitis worse. If you are unsure if you shoes are healthy for your feet, it is time to come see us for an appointment.
The next thing is to wear custom orthotics. These are vital for someone wanting to recover from plantar fasciitis. The custom orthotics that we make in our office are molded specifically to your feet and therefore, produce the most amount of support while walking and even sitting.
The combination of proper footwear and custom orthotics is essential to recovering from plantar fasciitis but your condition will still take a few weeks to heal.
There are treatments that we also do in the mean time to immediately decrease the amount of pain you are experiencing and stimulate the plantar fasciitis to accelerate it’s recover. These include exercise techniques and specific injections. Our treatments, done only by podiatrists, who have seen tens of thousands of patients, work because we have seen them help our patients for over twenty years time and time again.
The American Foot and Ankle Specialists have a Sun City Podiatry office and a Scottsdale Podiatry office. We always focus on patient satisfaction and that means figuring out why you have the foot condition you do, treating it, and making sure it doesn’t come back in the future.
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