The plantar facia is a thick band of tissue that runs between the heel and the toes. It supports the arch of your foot and absorbs shock when you walk or run. When this band becomes irritated, it causes pain and trouble walking. The condition is known as plantar fasciitis, and it is extremely common. Get treatment for plantar fasciitis at Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles and Encino.
Common risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis include:
- Poor foot mechanics
- Flat feet
- Non-supportive shoes
- Occupations that keep you standing for long periods
- Exercise or sports that stress the heel
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis can manifest over time and grow worse as the condition progresses. The pain can appear early in the morning when you get out of bed and after a long day on your feet. The pain is typically located in the center of the sole of your foot and can extend to the heel. Exercise may relieve pain for a while, but after activity, the foot pain will usually come back worse.
Stop Foot Pain from Plantar Fasciitis, Other Foot Problems
Any occurrence of foot pain should be examined by a physician. Dr. Roy Nini is an orthopedic doctor who can accurately diagnose plantar fasciitis and recommend effective treatments to get you back into action as soon as possible. Dr. Nini routinely sends patients home with several recommendations for continuing treatment after receiving initial therapies in our clinic.
After a quick x-ray to eliminate the possibility of bony heel spurs, Dr. Nini will generally recommend rest, ice, OTC pain relievers and NSAIDs and prescribed exercises to stretch and strengthen the plantar fascia. Orthotic devices can also be helpful in relieving pressure on the plantar fascia and allowing it to heal. These can either be purchased over-the-counter or custom-made for your foot. Dr. Nini will recommend which option may be best for you.
Sometimes a night splint can be worn to stretch the calf and foot arch during sleep. These place the plantar fascia in a position of rest to prevent tension and irritation for better healing.
Contact Full Range Spine & Ortho in Los Angeles today for an exam and consultation if you experience foot pain, especially pain that impedes walking or normal function.
Plantar Fasciitis Pain Relief
The most appropriate treatments to relieve your painful plantar fasciitis condition will depend on the cause, nature, and severity of the pain you are experiencing.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini at Full Range Ortho in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills to receive a custom-tailored and effective plantar fasciitis pain relief treatment plan.