Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain.
Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the connective
tissue that stretches from the base of the toes, across the
arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the
heel bone. Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can
usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such
as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching
exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. In some cases
where these conservative measures fail, endoscopic surgical
release of the ligament is preformed through a tiny incision
in the heel.