What some people generically label as flat feet or possibly a stone bruise may in fact be the painful foot disorder known as plantar fasciitis. This is caused by an injury to the band of tissue reaching along the bottom of the foot. The experienced team at Southwest Foot and Ankle Center in Lewisville, Plano and Irving offer advanced treatments to provide relief from pain caused by plantar fasciitis.
We use the latest diagnostic methods and careful examination to detect problems with the plantar fascia tissue on the bottom of your foot. This tendon-like tissue connects the heel and ball of your foot to form your arch. Your heel pad covers the plantar fascia to absorb shock as you walk or run. This shock absorber becomes less effective as you get older, allowing damage that can create swelling, tearing or bruising of the plantar fascia.
Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
- Pain when you stand first thing in the morning
- Dull ache in your heel after standing over time
- Feeling like a sharp object is stabbing the bottom of your foot
Dr. Mobarak and his team of podiatry specialists may suggest that you cut back your running or walking, lose weight, and use ergonomic floor padding at work if you stand for long periods.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatments
Additional arch support from custom orthotics may be an option for treatment, as well as stretching and physical therapy. If the initial treatments do not help, your podiatrist may provide splints, injections, and more. Keep in mind that a full examination with diagnostic testing by our experienced medical team at Southwest Foot and Ankle Center is required to accurately determine the cause of your foot pain. Plantar fasciitis symptoms could also indicate a tendon injury or stress fracture.
Contact Southwest Foot And Ankle Center
Get attentive, effective care for your plantar fasciitis by contacting us online, or call to make an appointment at our Lewisville office 972-318-2738, our Plano facility 972-805-9985 or in Irving at 972-318-2655.