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Plantar Fasciitis

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Lee, NJ, Queens, Forest Hills, NY, Gramercy, New York, NY, & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Plantar fasciitis can make every step you take feel like you’re walking on pins and needles. With the help of the team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC, you’ll get the pain relief treatment you need at their offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Forest Hills, New York, Gramercy, New York, New York, & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. The team provides professional care for treating plantar fasciitis pain to help relieve your feet. To find the proper treatment for your plantar fasciitis pain, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

Why do I have pain at the bottom of my foot?

Discomfort in the bottom of your foot that leaves you in agonizing pain is often a sign of plantar fasciitis. This means that the ligaments that support the arch of your feet become strained, which sometimes leads to small tears. You’re left with inflammation and swelling, which makes it painful to stand and walk. The exact cause of plantar fasciitis isn’t always known, but it can stem from:

  • Rolling your feet inward while walking
  • Having tight calf muscles
  • Having a tight Achilles tendon
  • Being overweight
  • Having high arches or flat feet

Can I get relief from plantar fasciitis?

Yes. Plantar fasciitis doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all cure though, your provider may try several options to see what works best for you. Rest can allow the inflammation to heal are always important, although not always feasible for everyone. Your provider can teach you some stretching exercises that you can do throughout the day to minimize your plantar fasciitis pain.

You might be a good candidate for custom orthotics for your shoes, which can be designed for you. If you still don’t get relief, you might need splints that you wear while you sleep. Some men and women also benefit from steroid injections in their heels. After about 6-12 months of trying alternative options, surgery may be recommended to fix the ligaments in your foot, but this is always an absolute last resort.

How do you diagnose plantar fasciitis pain?

Not usually, although you will likely have to get an X-ray of your foot early on, just to rule out any stress fractures. During your exam, you will be put through a series of tests. Your provider will also want to know what makes your pain worse, or better, and if your pain is more agonizing at a certain time of day. 

Because your provider will want to know all the details of your foot pain, it can be helpful to write down your symptoms for a few days beforehand. This way you’ll be able to describe exactly what you’re going through, so the team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC can get to the root of your pain and treat you right away. 

For more information on plantar fasciitis treatment, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online.