Treating Plantar Fasciitis



Plantar Fasciitis Podiatry Treatment 


Foot pain often comes from a variety of sources all contributing to the development of plantar fasciitis.  Treatment of plantar fasciitis is essential as well as the other issues that may have caused this pain. 


For example, flat feet and high-arched feet cause many problems for the feet.  They do not allow the pressure of one's walk to evenly spread throughout the foot causing painful spots.  When someone with this type of foot condition is constantly on their feet and foot pain develops, the plantar fascia band will inevitably take up more responsibility of the foot’s movements and more stress.  This then leads to a tight plantar fascia band and the ensuing plantar fasciitis. 


Tight leg muscles or another leg injury such as knee pain or osteoarthritis causes the muscles to be tight.  This can also directly lead to the foot pain that would cause plantar fasciitis. 


The way to counter such is pain, first, get custom orthotics to help the foot get the maximum amount of support it needs to walk without added pressure.  Custom orthotics, made by a podiatrist, fit specifically to your feet and walking pattern allowing you to walk with a normal walk that doesn’t add unnecessary pain.  This is the first step to alleviating foot pain and plantar fasciitis. 


What To Do Before Your Appointment 


For home treatment, there are several things you should be doing.  Firstly, make sure your muscles are loose.  Muscles like the calf can contribute to foot pain so keep your leg muscles loose.  If you go to the gym, you may want to strengthen your leg muscles to provide extra all around support for your legs and feet.  


For the feet specifically, begin icing your feet twice every day to decrease some of the inflammation of the plantar fascia band.  Also, there are a variety of exercises that you can do to strengthen the muscles in your feet.  


Dr. John Erotas and Dr. Michael Stegman have helped patients in Phoenix for over 25 years end plantar fasciitis with their podiatry treatment.  The American Foot and Ankle Specialists have locations in both Sun City and Scottsdale, Arizona.  


Schedule Your Consultation Today!


If you are experiencing foot pain, it is time to see a podiatrist at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists, Our focus on patient satisfaction is why our patients only trust us with their foot issues.  They know we can and will help them every time.  Call 480-483-9000 and schedule your consultation today!  


By John Erotas