What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis, a huge contributor to Heel Pain in Roswell, is a degenerative foot condition that most commonly as pain localized to the bottom of the heel area or along the instep of the foot. The condition forms through a combination of biomechanics (the shape of your feet) and lifestyle. Mechanically, these stresses cause small tears in the fascia. These tears can potentially become inflamed, or cause strain on the calcaneus (heel bone) leading to heel spur formation. If plantar fasciitis is left untreated, there is a high chance that chronic heel pain can develop. Patients may also develop other issues connected with other areas of their feet, knee, hip, or back, all due to the body walking differently to relieve pain felt from plantar fasciitis.
Some patients in Roswell, GA have described the pain as stabbing that is typically felt in the morning, when first getting out of bed. Often patients experience pain with this condition after standing or sitting for long periods of time throughout the day. The development of plantar fasciitis is quite common among runners, those who are overweight, those who do get enough support from their footwear.
What are treatment Options for Plantar Fasciitis?
Fortunately, 95% of plantar fasciitis can be treated conservatively in one of our Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia clinics through a variety of treatment modalities including stretching, steroid injections, and physical therapy. If surgical intervention is required, the majority of times the procedure is minimally invasive (endoscopic) with a very quick recovery. Newer treatments for plantar fasciitis, that our innovative podiatrist offer involve regenerative medicine techniques utilizing amniotic tissue (stem cells) or PRP.
About Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia and Richard Kaufman, DPM
Dr. Richard Kaufman is a leading Podiatrist in Roswell, GA who specializes in both conservative and surgical treatments for heel pain and plantar fasciitis. The mission of Dr. Kaufman and the Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia is to provide the highest level of podiatric care to every patient who enters their practice.
For more information concerning heel pain, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman for further evaluation, please call our Roswell, Georgia office at 770-992-9980. Also, you can click HERE to make an appointment online now!