Does it feel like you're walking on knives when you get out of bed in the morning? You might be experiencing plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation and wear of the bands of tissue that run along the bottom of your feet. Drs. Jaymes and Angela Granata at Battle Born Bone & Joint Center in Las Vegas, and Henderson, NV offer treatments for heel pain and plantar fasciitis to help you get back to your usual routine. Call today or book an appointment online.
Plantar fasciitis is a common medical condition that causes pain in your heel. The plantar fascia is a strong ligament that supports your arch and connects the toes to your heels.
While the plantar fascia is designed to handle high amounts of pressure and stress from your daily activities, too much may cause tears in the ligament, leading to inflammation and pain.
Plantar fasciitis affects millions of people every year, and is common in:
Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
There are a variety of treatments available for plantar fasciitis. Conservative options may include: rest, ice, over-the-counter pain relievers, footwear modifications, and stretching exercises for your calf and foot muscles.
If conservative methods don’t relieve your pain, Dr. Granata may recommend:
Surgery for plantar fasciitis is uncommon, but may be an option to discuss when all other treatments fail
Types of surgery for plantar fasciitis include:
If you’re experiencing heel pain and think it might be plantar fasciitis, call the office or book an appointment online today for an examination and treatment plan.