Finding Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis
To properly treat plantar fasciitis, we must determine all the factors that are contributing to it.
This is why home treatment can often be disappointing. You might have tried one or two potential remedies, but they might not have worked because they weren’t fully addressing the actual causes of your heel pain!
At Burlington County Foot & Ankle Associates, we have both the tools and years of expertise to determine what is at the core of a heel pain problem. That way, we are not only able to address current symptoms, but also help prevent them from coming back in the future.
There is no one ultimate “cure-all” for plantar fasciitis. The best treatment comes by tailoring a plan to the specific circumstances and needs of each patient. Parts of a treatment plan might include:
- Temporarily reducing weight on the plantar fascia, allowing it more opportunity to heal
- Medications to relieve pain and inflammation
- Recommending more supportive and accommodating footwear
- Prescribing custom orthotics to better distribute weight across the foot and plantar fascia
- Holding the plantar fascia in an extended position overnight (using a night splint) to reduce pain in the morning
- Conditioning and stretching the plantar fascia, Achilles tendons, calves, and other interconnected elements
- Changing exercise and/or work routines to reduce strain
A plan incorporating conservative treatments such as those above will almost always greatly improve or outright eliminate discomfort within several months. Surgery is rarely ever necessary, and will often only be considered should conservative treatments fail to provide the results we need.
It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Heel Pain
Whether your heel pain is the result of plantar fasciitis or another problem, we will get to the bottom of it and provide the best treatment to meet your needs.
If you have been waiting for heel pain to go away on its own, it unfortunately almost never works that way. Find relief and avoid future complications by scheduling an appointment with Burlington County Foot and Ankle Associates. Call our office or fill out our online contact form.