Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis

by | Feb 2, 2018

Do you suffer from Heel Pain?

The first thing you need to understand is that heel pain is a very common complaint.  There are multiple causes of heel pain.  Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults.  Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a long band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes.  This inflammation typically arises from putting repetitive or excessive stress on the foot which over time irritate the plantar fascia. The symptoms usually involve a gradual onset of pain at the bottom of the heel that is worse when taking the first steps in the morning or when standing up after prolonged sitting.

There is no need to suffer with this pain as most causes of heel pain are very treatable.  At Waco Foot & Ankle and Heart of Texas Heel Pain Center, we offer the most advanced treatment options to get you walking, running, dancing, and playing without pain.  We are often able to get this pain better without surgery.

Diagram of Plantar Fascia

We use advanced ultrasound imaging technology to visualize the plantar fascia to determine exactly how inflamed the tendon actually is and to also exclude other sources of heel pain so your treatment won’t be delayed.  Possible treatments for plantar fasciitis include stretching exercises, anti-inflammatory medication, custom orthotics, musculoskeletal laser treatment, and surgery.  The latest and most advance treatment option for musculoskeletal pains, including plantar fasciitis is the injection of growth factors to the inflamed tissue.  The introduction of the growth factors enhance the bodies’ healing potential and ultimately improves your recovery time.  The use of these advanced growth factors differs from traditional anti-inflammatory medications due to their regenerative properties.

Pain is not normal.  It is your body’s way of communicating that something is wrong.  If you are suffering from heel, foot, or ankle pain do not hesitate contacting us for an appointment as soon as possible. The sooner the cause of your pain is identified the quicker you can be on the road to being pain free.

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Click here for more information on plantar fasciitis from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

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