If you are experiencing problems with heel pain, you will want to see one of our expert podiatrists at Family Footcare, P.C. Our podiatrists, Dr. Milton J. Stern, Dr. Randy K. Kaplan, and Dr. Louis Geller, are all able to provide you with expert treatment for Southfield plantar fasciitis.
When you have Southfield plantar fasciitis, you have a swelling or irritation in the fibrous bands that support the bottom of your foot. These bands of tendons run from under your heel and fan out to the fat pads near your toes. Most patients who suffer with plantar fasciitis have symptoms near where the fibrous bands attached to the heel. When a person stands they will experience foot pain. In many cases a heel spur or calcium deposit may form due to the constant pulling on the heel. When a patient has plantar fasciitis, they will often experience pain when they first stand and get out of bed in the morning. The heel pain is extreme when the patient first gets up, but will quickly reduce in intensity. Sometimes when the patient sits for a long period of time and gets up again they will feel pain once again. Heel pain is generally caused by repetitive stress and strain, by a patient being overweight, or by an improper walking gait. In order for the heel pain to be properly treated, it is important that our podiatrist completely assesses the cause for your heel pain. Treatments of heel pain can include stretching exercises, prescription orthotics, foot taping and padding, or possible injection of anti-inflammatory medications. Physical therapy is sometimes recommended with heel pain as well. Foot orthotics can provide support and stability along with improved weight distribution, and is often an important part of treatment of heel pain. If the arch can be controlled during weight-bearing, and conservative care is used, 90% of plantar fasciitis pain can be successfully treated. In rare cases, foot surgery may be necessary.
If you are looking for expert treatment for your Southfield plantar fasciitis, contact us today for an appointment.