Plantar fasciitis is not just a runners’ condition: It can affect anyone regardless of their daily level of activity, and it’s a painful condition most noticeable just after you wake up. A proper diagnosis is necessary to confirm plantar fasciitis and rule out other possible conditions. Dr. Jeff Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin offer comprehensive diagnostic services at Foot Specialists of Memorial, PA in Houston and Katy, Texas, and provides effective treatment solutions for eliminating pain. Call today to schedule your appointment or book one online.
Plantar fasciitis is the inflammatory response caused by degenerative irritation of the plantar fascia ligament, the thick band of tissue attaching your heel bone to your toes. This ligament works like a shock absorber to support the arch of your foot. Excessive pressure on the ligament causes inflammation, resulting in heel pain and stiffness.
Pain is most evident after waking up in the morning or after extended periods of inactivity. Plantar fasciitis is often identified by pain in the bottom of the foot, near the heel.
Plantar fasciitis can develop without any specific reason, but some factors may increase your risk of developing the condition, including:
Dr. Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin perform a physical exam and an X-ray. He also assesses your levels of pain to rule out other foot conditions. Numerous nonsurgical treatment options are available for pain relief and to promote the healing of the ligaments, including:
For severe cases of plantar fasciitis, surgical procedures may be necessary, including a plantar fascia release. This method allows Dr. Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin to release a part of the ligament from the heel bone to reduce tension and stop the pain.
However, he only recommends surgery if nonsurgical treatments have failed. Dr. Hetman and Dr. Jared Menchin will assess your condition and recommend the right course of treatment to meet your needs.
Contact Foot Specialists of Memorial, PA in Houston and Katy, Texas, to schedule your appointment today or book one online.