About Plantar Faciitis

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The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The main sign of plantar fasciitis is pain or stiffness on the bottom of the heel when standing, and the pain is most often felt in the bottom edge of the heel
 


Do I Have Plantar Fasciitis?

The main sign of plantar fasciitis is pain or stiffness on the bottom of the heel when standing, and the pain is most often felt in the bottom inside edge of the heel. Patients often report that the pain moves around to different areas and can range from a dull ache to a debilitating sharp pain. The condition may come and go spontaneously, or be persistent for months and sometimes years.
 
About Plantar Fasciitis

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is relatively inelastic and does not stretch very well. Increased tension and overuse causes pulling and irritation at its attachment to the heel. This will occur most often in people who have structural problems with their feet, such as high arches or flat feet.

Overuse of your feet, as with people who are required to work long hours walking or standing on hard surfaces, increases your probability of acquiring plantar fasciitis. Overuse associated with sports such as running, racquet sports and golf may increase your chance of developing heel pain. Weight gain and tight muscles contribute to the tension in the plantar fascia and makes you more prone to its irritation. Also, improper shoes can encourage poor foot alignment and contribute to heel pain.
 
Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

We are proud to offer the new cutting-edge Laser Therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Laser Therapy treats chronic conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and peripheral neuropathy with an incredible 84% success rate. Not only does the new Laser Therapy work simply, but the average treatment time lasts eight minutes, the healing begins quickly, there are no known negative side-effects, and the therapy is cleared by the FDA.


We are also proud to offer shock wave therapy (ESWT) as an alternative treatment for plantar fasciitis as well as Achilles tendonitis. Under local ansthesia, shock waves are directed at your heel to create micro-trauma which will allow your body to send in the cells necessary to heal your chronic condition. ESWT has been used extensively for several years to treat plantar fasciitis and other disorders.

Contact Us Today

Contact Dr. Uro today to schedule your free consultation at (916) 920-0371. For over 30 years, Dr. Michael Uro has been a doctor of podiatric medicine in the Sacramento area.