Plantar Fasciitis

Premier Podiatry: Velimir Petkov, DPM

Podiatrist located in Clifton, NJ

One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis can make every step you take feel overwhelmingly painful. As an established leader in modern plantar fasciitis treatments, Velimir Petkov, DPM, of Premier Podiatry can help. Dr. Petkov and his specialized Clifton, New Jersey team offer modern plantar fasciitis treatments, including regenerative therapies. Get plantar fasciitis relief today by scheduling an appointment. Book online or over the phone.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is chronic inflammation of the band of connective tissues that stretch from your heel bone to your toes (the plantar fascia). While runners are most commonly affected by plantar fasciitis, you can also suffer from this pain-causing condition due to:

  • Being overweight
  • Having flat feet
  • Regularly playing jumping sports, like basketball
  • Standing on your feet all day for work

Even though plantar fasciitis can strike men and women of any age, it’s most likely to occur if you’re between the ages of 40-60.

Are there symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Yes, with stabbing heel pain being the primary complaint. What makes plantar fasciitis pain unique is that discomfort is usually worse when you take your first steps after waking up, or after getting up from a sitting position.

For some, plantar fasciitis is worsened by exercise. But you don’t usually feel pain during exercise. Rather, it kicks in shortly after physical activity.

Any pain and inflammation you experience with plantar fasciitis is only going to get worse over time if you ignore it. The sooner you start a plantar fasciitis treatment plan, the quicker you can start healing and feeling better.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

As a regenerative specialist who offers the latest in plantar fasciitis solutions, Dr. Petkov and his team at Premier Podiatry design custom treatment plans based on your specific symptoms and lifestyle. Your individualized plantar fasciitis treatment plan can include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • K-Laser
  • Prescription orthotic inserts
  • Physical therapy
  • Personalized stretches
  • Night splints
  • Corticosteroid injections

Usually, finding the right combination of these therapies helps resolve plantar fasciitis pain within a few weeks. But if you try several types of plantar fasciitis treatments for months on end and don’t feel an improvement — or if your condition worsens — Dr. Petkov may talk with you about surgery.

Plantar fasciitis surgery, which is almost always an absolute last resort, involves releasing your plantar fascia to minimize tension. This procedure has a very high success rate for permanently resolving plantar fasciitis pain.

Schedule your plantar fasciitis evaluation at Premier Podiatry by clicking on the online booking feature. You can also call the clinic directly.