If you live in the 95133 area and strain your plantar fasciitis, the ligament connecting your heel to your toes, schedule an appointment with Leonard Greenwald, D.P.M. Since this is what provides your arch support, straining it can cause a great deal of inflammation and irritation. Your planter fasciitis can become swollen and weak, which will make it difficult to walk without discomfort. At home, you can rest and use an arch support in order to help reduce the inflammation or discomfort. As a San Jose, CA podiatry office, when making a plan for plantar fasciitis treatment, we know that many of our patients will require the use of cortisone shots in order to experience more long-term relief. This is an incredibly common condition that one in 10 people will suffer from, making it necessary to receive care from a foot doctor. Part of our plantar fasciitis treatment may include additional physical therapy exercises, and you may also qualify for shock wave therapy. To discuss these and other treatment solutions, call (408) 827-9483.