Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Symptoms Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition that occurs at the bottom of the heel, often referred to as heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a large support ligament on the bottom of the foot, associated with sprain or micro tear to the structure.

Often times, patients have had multiple sprains or micro tears leading to chronic degeneration of the plantar fascia causing chronic pain.

Typical Treatment

Typical treatments include stretching, ice, NSAIDs, and OTC arch supports. For minor sprains, these remedies can be helpful. For micro tears or more chronic degeneration, these will prove to offer limited results. MRI or diagnostic ultrasound are needed to identify these soft tissue injuries.

For tears or chronic injuries usually more aggressive treatments are required: custom orthotics (which can be expensive), cortisone injection (this will reduce inflammation but can cause further damage to the tissue), cast boots, physical therapy, and surgery.

Do I Need Plantar Fasciitis Surgery?

Not if we can help it! Dr. Hecker accurately diagnoses an injury avoiding unnecessary and costly plantar fasciitis surgery. Perhaps your pain is something simple like a fracture, or a more complicated torn ligament or a partial tear.

We focus on the root issue and the actual nature of the problem. We involve our patients in their custom treatment plan by interacting with patients and educating them as well. This helps them increase their speed of recovery and contributes to re-injury prevention.

Advanced Treatment Plantar Fasciitis

Through the advanced treatments, many of the typical treatments can be avoided. By using the advanced treatment modalities of TECAR radio frequency, Piezoelectric shockwave and Optical therapeutic laser and Vissman acoustical vibration, combined with appropriate support, the restoration of tissue can be quickly achieved.

Once the structure is healed, thanks to the advanced treatment protocol, an injured patient can quickly re-establish a high quality of functional movement and strength.

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