Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that can last for months. Exercise can become impossible, and regular everyday tasks can become painful as a result of the pain. There are a variety of other causes of heel pain, so you can seek medical advice or see a physical therapist for a correct diagnosis. A treatment plan will help speed up your recovery if plantar fasciitis is the cause of your heel peel.
Using this 3-step approach to reduce plantar fasciitis symptoms and cure the plantar fascia:
Plantar fasciitis can be excruciatingly painful due to the inflammation and discomfort it causes. Podiatrists and orthopedists prescribe the following treatments to offer temporary pain relief:
You should simply wait for the fascia to heal naturally. You can either work to strengthen it to make it more resilient so that it can recover more quickly, or you can work to make it stronger and more flexible. Stretching and exercising for plantar fasciitis will help alleviate heel pain, boost muscle strength, and increase flexibility in all of your foot’s muscles, tissues, and ligaments.
Since plantar fasciitis is caused by biomechanical anomalies such as flat feet, high arches, and overpronation, fixing these foot problems and supporting the arch is critical to preventing pain.
Plantar fasciitis can be treated and prevented by having a strong arch support. Insoles, particularly those with firm support, have been shown in studies to reduce pain levels associated with plantar fasciitis symptoms.
As you know, the plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of this tissue, which can cause a stabbing pain usually felt at the heel. Dr. Chen sees patients with plantar fasciitis at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek, California. He is a board-certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor that specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety of various musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete Pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Rutgers), then went on to fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the perennially top-ranked children’s hospitals in the nation. There he provided sideline coverage for NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH). Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely. Click here to contact us for your next appointment!