7 Ways Your Podiatrist Will Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis

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For some people, their plantar fasciitis pain can be so severe that it inhibits their ability to live a healthy and full life. However, this doesn't have to be the case. Our NYC podiatrists provide several treatment options to help remove the agonizing irritation associated with plantar fasciitis.

If you feel a stabbing pain in your heel when you walk, stand, or put pressure on your foot, you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that connects your toes to your heel, which can occur as a result of repeated pressure and strain on your feet.

Plantar fasciitis is most common in people who:

  • Run or exercise often
  • Wear inadequate shoes
  • Are overweight
  • Have flat feet
  • Have jobs that keep them standing and moving

If you feel soreness or stiffness in your foot and heel, we recommend seeing your local NYC podiatrist to help restore the function of your foot and improve your quality of life.

Comprehensive Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis at our Midtown and Downtown NYC Foot Clinics

At To Healthy Feet Podiatry, our highly skilled and award-winning team of NYC podiatrists use the latest diagnostic technology to create a unique therapy plan for your plantar fasciitis needs, and to help you get back to you normal, healthy life. If you are experiencing foot pain, you don't need to put it off any longer.

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7 Ways Our NYC Podiatrists Can Treat Your Plantar Fasciitis

As you move, the plantar fascia ligament plays a significant role in acting as a primary shock absorber for the weight of your step. The ligament works to support and maintain the arch of your foot and when it is overly stretched, this can bring on pain and inflammation. 

If you believe you are suffering from this condition, here are the 7 most common ways that our midtown NYC Podiatrists can heal your plantar fasciitis.

1. Custom orthotics

Custom orthotics are uniquely designed and custom-made shoes that help you find the right balance of support and cushioning so that your feet can feel their best. Our team can help develop customized orthotics that are moulded to your foot to provide the proper support and alignment.


2. Physical Therapy

At physical therapy, you will be taught various stretches and exercises designed to strengthen and promote the healing of your plantar fascia. In addition to these movements, your physical therapist may also use massaging techniques and shock wave therapy to help stimulate blood flow to the region.

3. Taping, Strapping, and Splints

A popular method of daily relief is through taping, strapping, and splinting. All three of these techniques are devised to provide support to the plantar fascia and carry some of the load that is being borne by the heel. Your NYC podiatrist has the knowledge to teach you these at-home methods of treatment.

4. Medication (NSAIDs)

NSAIDs, also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are an option for patients dealing with mild to moderate plantar fasciitis pain and discomfort. These drugs will reduce the swelling and provide comfort to your inflamed, strained, or torn plantar fascia.

5. Steroid Injection

If the agony caused by your plantar fasciitis does not subside with the use of NSAIDs, your Manhatten podiatrist may recommend a steroid injection. Steroid injections are used on patients who manage more day-to-day irritation than can be maintained through NSAIDs. Your podiatrist will resort to steroid injections for pain relief only if other forms of medication do not achieve sufficient relief.

6. Surgery 

Foot and heel surgery is to be used only as a last case scenario. If none of the above treatments or procedures have reduced the irritation caused by your plantar fasciitis, surgery is a likely option. The process is known as a plantar fascia release, which involves cutting part of the tendon to remove tension and alleviate discomfort. Studies have shown that this results in a 75% success rate where patients feel substantially less pain after the operation.

Our Midtown NYW Podiatrist Can Help You Walk Away From Foot Pain

No matter the foot or ankle condition you are suffering from, our knowledgeable and experienced foot doctors can create a customized treatment plan to help you get back to healthy living.

To learn more about how we can help you with your plantar fasciitis or any other foot and ankle problem, contact us at 917-398-3668 or book a consultation appointment online.

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