Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain, and this condition is sometimes referred to as heel spur syndrome. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a ligament called the plantar fascia, which extends from the heel to the toes.
The most common cause of heel pain is the structure of the foot, most shown in people who have flat feet or high arches. Heel pain may also occur due to other causes such as nerve entrapment, tendonitis, and bone and joint pathology including fractures and arthritis. Other causes of plantar fasciitis could be injury related, whether from dancing, sports, or just overuse and intense strain.
People with plantar fasciitis often describe the pain to be worse when they wake up and get out of bed or go from sitting for an extended period to walking. Their first few steps are painful, but as they continue walking, the pain subsides. This pain can come back if they are on their feet for a long time.
To distinguish between different types and causes of the heel pain, Dr. Nejadrasool will examine the patient and use diagnostic modalities such as x-rays or MRI studies.
The treatment for heel pain involves multiple techniques, such as:
If the initial clinic treatment fails, surgical treatment may be the next step to healing. This involves the release of some of the fibers from plantar fascia ligament. However, the majority of the patients often opt to have their pain resolved through the nonsurgical methods offered at our clinic. Regardless of the method of treatment, Dr. Nejadrasool has treated a variety of severities for cases of plantar fasciitis, both surgical and non-surgical