Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, and at Albany Podiatry, you can get prompt treatment for it. Inflammation and swelling can make it difficult to even put on your shoes, let alone stand and walk. Fortunately, most cases of this condition can be addressed without surgery.
The plantar fascia is the flat ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. When it becomes strained and even develops small tears in it, you are likely to experience pain that can range from mild to severe. You may develop it due to being on your feet too much, though those in middle-age are most likely to suffer from it. Risk factors include being overweight, having feet that roll inward when you walk, flat feet, high arches, shoes that aren’t supportive, and tight calf muscles or achilles tendons. It is typical to notice worse pain after getting up from a prolonged rest, and after a long day of being on your feet. Our plantar fasciitis treatment in Albany will depend on your unique circumstances. Our foot doctor will do a thorough examination and evaluate your condition, sometimes with the help of x-rays. If your discomfort is mil, simple rest might be sufficient. However, when treatment is required, the most effective are the use of orthotics (shoe inserts), stretching exercises, physical therapy, and possibly medication or steroid injections. Only in the more stubborn instances, or when you get recurring bouts of the condition would our plantar fasciitis treatment in Albany be surgery. If so, however, you can be assured that it is a simple procedure done on an outpatient basis. No hospital stay is required.
When you have heel pain, act right away to contact our office to arrange a visit. Our plantar fasciitis treatment in Albany will have you back on your feet and pain-free soon enough.