Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results in the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot (the plantar fascia), which plays a crucial role in helping your foot maintain its shape, arch, and overall structure.

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with the first step in the morning or getting up after long periods of rest. The pain usually decreases with walking as the plantar fascia stretches out, so the symptoms will typically be most severe in the morning, before dying down over the course of the day. This condition can be stressful and frustrating, but it absolutely doesn’t have to be a permanent part of your experience. Here at Synergy Foot and Ankle, we have extensive experience with issues like plantar fasciitis and will create a treatment plan that fully restores your quality of life. If you’re ready to learn more about what we can do for you, simply reach out to our McKinney office and set up your consultation with a member of our talented team today!

The Primary Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is seen more commonly in people with ill-fitting shoe gear or lack of support, so one of the first ways to address this issue is by correcting your footwear situation and setting you up with proper support. 

You might be a great candidate for this treatment if you’ve started to notice the following symptoms occurring with increasing frequency.

  • Pain with the first step in the morning
  • Discomfort after long periods of rest
  • Shooting pain in the heel
  • Swelling in the heel

How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is similar to a lot of the issues that we address here at Synergy Foot and Ankle, in that it gets worse and worse if it is left unaddressed. For this reason, it is especially important to seek treatment as early as possible, and we recommend coming in for an exam as soon as you think you might be dealing with an issue like plantar fasciitis. Continuing to walk while suffering from plantar fasciitis may result in a plantar fascial tear, chronic pain, and extended rehabilitation. 

Treatment of plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Stretching exercises
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
  • Steroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Shockwave therapy
  • PRP injections
  • Surgical intervention
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Getting to the Root of the Issue

The majority of the issues we treat here at Synergy Foot and Ankle are caused by overuse, improper footwear, or other lifestyle factors that lead to the development of painful problems with the feet and ankles. The good news is that this means we have extensive experience when it comes to guiding our patients to the relief they’ve been searching for.

Led by board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Nam Tran, the talented team at Synergy Foot and Ankle is ready to help you get back to living your life to the fullest. If you’re suffering from plantar fasciitis or any of the other issues we address, we’re excited to hear from you! Our McKinney office features the most advanced equipment, so we can offer you the highest level of care possible. When you’re ready to learn more, reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our team.

New York College of Podiatry Medicine
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Inc.
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

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