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Do you suffer from foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis? Here is a complete guide to this foot condition from our NYC podiatrist, and how our telemedicine services can help you get the knowledge and treatment advice you need to help relieve your symptoms.


Plantar fasciitis occurs because of irritation to the thick band of tissue in your foot, called the plantar fascia. This runs from the heel bone to the ball of your foot, and it helps to maintain the arch of your foot. Because the plantar fascia plays a large role in the transfer of weight from heel to the ball of your foot, the stress can sometimes cause inflammation.

It may be best to talk to your NYC podiatrist about plantar fasciitis if you suffer from the following symptoms: 

  • Sharp heel pain
  • Foot pain after prolonged rest 
  • Foot pain after prolonged activity 
  • Limping 
  • Foot tingling or burning 


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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? 

As you walk or run, the plantar fascia plays a big role in the transfer of weight from the heel to the ball of the foot. Therefore, the stress placed on the tissue is tremendous, which can cause inflammation. There are many reasons for this increased stress, including: 

  • Flat feet
  • High arched feet
  • Tightness in calf muscles
  • Injury or bruising of the fatty pad that protects the plantar fascia 
  • Use of poor footwear that provides little support or cushioning
  • Prolonged standing or walking on hard floors 

5 WARNING SIGNS YOU MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING PLANTAR FASCIITIS 


How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated? 

If you are experiencing pain and/or discomfort due to plantar fasciitis, there are several methods available to help alleviate any symptoms. These include: 

1. Rest: If you have pain, you should try to rest as much as possible, reducing your activity level for a few days, and reducing standing/walking for long periods. 

2. Icing: Using ice can help relieve some of your symptoms, especially after a painful episode. Use an ice pack and place it on the area for 20 minutes, up to four times a day. 

3. Massage: You may want to try massaging the area before getting out of bed in the morning, and at the end of the day. 

4. Custom orthotics: If your foot doctor finds a problem with the structure of your foot, you can opt for custom orthotics which are manufactured to help reduce pain levels and discomfort.

Custom Orthotics

5. Strapping: Strapping could be used to reduce acute pain. Your podiatrist will recommend if this is the best course of action. 

6. Injection or surgery: Your podiatrist may suggest the use of injections, anti-inflammatories, or surgery if necessary. 

5 WAYS YOUR NYC PODIATRIST CAN HELP RELIEVE PLANTAR FASCIITIS PAIN


Our Downtown and Midtown NYC Podiatrists Can Help You Achieve Optimal Foot Health 

Whether you suffer from plantar fasciitis, bunions, or high arched feet, the sooner you seek advice from your podiatrist, the easier the condition will be to treat. To find out more about how our NYC podiatrists can help you manage any foot/ankle problems, contact us at 917-398-3668 or book a virtual consultation.

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