Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain

Foot Pain
Heel pain and inflammation can hinder mobility, and should be treated with care

Plantar Fasciitis, the inflammation of the plantar fascia.

The plantar fascia is a thick tissue that connects between the heel bone, across the bottom of the feet, and to the toes. The tissues of a healthy plantar fascia absorb shock in the arch of the foot. Tension on the tissues can cause tearing, leading to inflammation. The symptoms of inflammation is throbbing pain in or near the heel.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

People with plantar fasciitis often complain of heel pain – especially pain that is worse in the morning after waking up, sitting, or standing for long periods of time.

What types of treatments are available for plantar fasciitis by Dr. Lazarus?

Treatment commonly includes stretching, physical therapy, and the use of foot orthotics. Dr. Lazarus will provide a consult to determine what treatment will be best for your plantar fasciitis.

In most cases, pain is manageable using an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. In other cases Dr. Lazarus may recommend steroid injections for severe pain.

Heel Pain

A lot of people develop pain in there heels. In most cases, heel pain is not a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. However, it can affect a person’s quality of life, including the ability to stand, walk or exercise.

What types of conditions can cause heel pain?

Heel pain can be caused by many different conditions, such as, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bone fractures, excessive pronation, gout, bursitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and peripheral neuropathy.

What types of treatments are available for people with heel pain by Dr. Lazarus?

Depending on your diagnosis from Dr Lazarus, you may need to rest the heel, wear different shoes, use foot orthotics, or undergo physical therapy. In severe cases, patients may need steroid injections or surgery.