Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis? Relieve Your Symptoms Without Surgery

If you suffer from chronic heel pain that feels especially intense after you've been off your feet for a long time, you may be dealing with a common ailment known as plantar fasciitis. The good news is that you don't have to let this form of chronic connective tissue pain sabotage your everyday life, nor do you need surgery to relieve your symptoms. Let's look at the causes and symptoms of plantar fasciitis, along with some conservative care options that can put you happily back on your feet.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of a specific band of tissue called plantar fascia. This tissue runs from the base of the heel up through the ball of the foot, acting as a tensioner and a shock absorber that helps reinforce the medial longitudinal arch. The medial longitudinal arch plays a critical role in helping your feet support and distribute your entire body weight comfortably.
 
Since the plantar fascia has a hard job to do, it's no surprise that it can be inflamed in a number of ways. Your plantar fasciitis may be caused or aggravated by such factors as:
Chronic heel pain is the hallmark symptom of plantar fasciitis. It differs from other forms of heel pain in that you tend to feel it most intensely, not during foot exertion, but afterward. The pain tends to be at its worst when you first get out of bed in the morning and try to walk on the afflicted foot or feet. That stabbing sensation then lessens as you continue to use the foot -- only to start bothering you again after several hours of exertion.

A Variety of Non-Invasive Treatment Methods

Like many kinds of connective tissue strain, plantar fasciitis usually responds well to non-invasive treatment methods. Here are some of the techniques we can use to help you gain long-term relief from that stabbing pain in your heel:

Get the Relief You Seek at Premier Podiatry

Dr. Velimir Petkov and our staff at Premier Podiatry will be more than happy to help you stop suffering every morning so you greet the new day with a smile. Contact us today to learn more about how we treat plantar fasciitis pain.
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Dr. Petkov Dr. Velimir Petkov, is a trusted podiatrist practicing at Premier Podiatry in Clifton, NJ. He has over 10 years of experience treating residents of NYC and North NJ for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. He prides himself on practicing podiatry with a personalized approach. Patients of Dr. Petkov appreciate his willingness to spend time with them during appointments, educate them about their foot conditions, and provide customized treatment options.

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