Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain among men and women in the United States. For chronic and acute cases of plantar fasciitis, see the team at LA Foot and Ankle Care in Reseda and Glendale, California. The team offers a variety of conservative and minimally invasive procedures to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis. Get started on your recovery today by calling the office to schedule a visit.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation in your plantar fascia, which is a dense band of fibrous tissue in the sole of your foot. It extends from your heel to the base of your toes.
The plantar fascia tissue helps provide structural support to the muscles and ligaments in the arch of your foot. It stretches slightly as you walk to allow motion in your arch without allowing your arch to collapse completely.
The primary symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain where the fascia inserts into your heel bone. Other symptoms include:
Middle-aged men and women who are are at a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis than children, younger adults, or the elderly. Women and people who are overweight tend to have higher rates of plantar fasciitis as well.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by a variety of factors that create inflammation in the plantar fascia. Possible causes include:
These factors damage the plantar fascia over time, causing small rips or tears in the tissue. When you’re on your feet frequently, these tears don’t have a chance to heal, so they become inflamed.
Most cases of plantar fasciitis develop gradually, though it’s possible to have sudden pain, especially if you’ve taken up a new sport or started a new job that requires you to stand all day.
The team at LA Foot and Ankle Care provides conservative and surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis to relieve pain and help your plantar fascia heal. Your treatment plan can include:
If conservative measures aren’t enough, surgical repair of your plantar fascia is recommended. The team discusses surgical options with you to determine the best approach for your symptoms and lifestyle.
To get treatment for plantar fasciitis, call to schedule an appointment.