What is Plantar Fasciitis?
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by inflammation to the thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot, known as the plantar fascia. This band of tissue begins in the heels and connects in the toes. Plantar Fasciitis often results from overuse and is especially common in athletes due to repetitive strains to the tissue. Over time, the fascia becomes inflamed due to repeat tearing and stretching. Other risk factors for Plantar Fasciitis include having a high arch in the foot, obesity and tight calf muscles.
If you have Plantar Fasciitis you may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain in the foot (that is often worse in the morning or at night)
- Difficulty bearing weight
- Pain when trying to stand up after being seated
- Pain after exercise
At OSS Health, our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped thousands of patients with Plantar Fasciitis live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical options.
How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated at OSS Health?
In most cases, the Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists at OSS Health are able to treat Plantar Fasciitis without surgery.
Non-surgical treatment options can include:
- Physical Therapy
- Activity Modification
- Anti-inflammatory medications
Disclaimer: If this is a medical emergency, please dial 911 or report to your nearest emergency room.
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