Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain Treatment In Phoenix, AZ


Podiatry Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis And Heel Pain


Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot condition that is one of the main causes of heel pain.  It occurs when the plantar fascia band that runs across the bottom of your feet inflames.  Plantar fasciitis symptoms result after a sudden increase in activity but also can arise because of wearing improper shoes. 


Once the plantar fascia band is worn down, it will continue to deteriorate until the right podiatry treatments are implemented.  The podiatrists at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists are dedicated professionals with over two decades of experience treating and healing plantar fasciitis pain and can help you end this painful foot condition.  


The first thing to do is figure out why this pain has started.  What lifestyle changes have you implemented recently and when do you experience pain?  Once we understand where the pain started, we can figure out why you ended up with plantar fasciitis.  From this point, a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists will treat this problem helping you to relieve this painful foot condition.  


What Footwear You Need


The first thing to do is check the footwear that you have on.  If you have flat feet or high-arched feet, you will need a certain type of footwear and if you are wearing incorrect shoes and in soles, this can be actively contributing to your pain and overall plantar fasciitis condition.  


We will recommend to you the right type of shoes for your foot type and lifestyle.  Also, we will create a prescription pair of custom orthotics that provide the maximum amount of support for your feet while walking.  


Next, we will discuss with your certain techniques to decrease inflammation and get your plantar fascia band back to a normal size.  Right now, the band is extremely weak, which is why you are so easily experiencing pain.  The first thing we need to do is work directly on the plantar fascia band to accomplish a few objectives. 


Your plantar fascia band may be developing scar tissue.  Firstly, you can, at home, massage your feet, particularly the area where you feel tightness to loosen up any dense tissue.  This will help to alleviate the tightness that is both causing pain and preventing healing from occuring.  


Next, you can implement a few stretching and strengthening exercises to rehabilitate the plantar fascia band.  These are crucial because right now, your band is both tight and weak.  While changing your footwear is the first step toward successful treatment, we also need to actively rehabilitate the weakened band.    


If you want to heal plantar fasciitis, come in to the American Foot and Ankle Specialists.  We guarantee that our treatment will help you get rid of this painful foot condition.  


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By Michael Stegman