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A Plantar Fasciitis Treatment for Athletes

We offer a plantar fasciitis treatment for athletes. If you are an athlete, marathon runner or someone who exercises a lot, plantar fasciitis can get in the way of accomplishing your goals and staying active. This condition can cause serious pain at the bottom of the heel and make it difficult to walk or run.

Instead of living with this and forcing you to stop your activities, give us a call. We treat plantar fasciitis in our clinic and can provide a variety of treatment solutions to help you recover.

IS THIS PLANTAR FASCIITIS?

First, is it important to find out if this is what is causing the patient’s discomfort or pain. Some of the symptoms associated with this condition are:

The symptoms are likely to be the worse after playing a game, working out, going for a run or doing any of the many things that athletes enjoy doing. What makes it worse is that people who are physically active are more likely to develop plantar fasciitis in the first place. Those between the ages of 40 and 70 are at the highest risk, especially those who are runners.

WE NEED TO CONDUCT AN EXAMINATION

To find out if plantar fasciitis is causing your discomfort, we will complete a thorough examination. We will test things like your balance, coordination, and reflexes in addition to seeing how the arch of your foot responds to pressure. Sometimes, we may need to take an imaging scan as well if the initial results are inconclusive.

TREATMENT THAT WORKS

Our plantar fasciitis treatment is highly effective. In addition to suggesting that patients take ibuprofen, use ice and stay off their feet after exercising, we may suggest that a patient goes through physical therapy. Physical therapy is an excellent way to help the foot to heal and prevent re-injury. Braces and splints can also be highly effective because they can hold the foot in a set position and sometimes that can lengthen the plantar fascia.

In the morning, pain and stiffness are reduced through the use of the braces and supports. We can also use corticosteroid injections to help eliminate the pain. All of these solutions are either non-invasive or minimally invasive, making it possible to get treatment without taking time off work or disrupting a busy schedule.

Occasionally, surgery is necessary to treat the problem. In this situation, we may need to detach part of the plantar fascia from the heel bone. However, since this can weaken the arch of the foot it is something we do not recommend until all other options have first been tried.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

Do not live in pain or reduce your activity because of foot and heel pain. Instead, visit our clinic to find out if a plantar fasciitis treatment is a solution you need to continue to be active and participate in sports.

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