The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that plays a crucial role in supporting the arch of your foot and absorbing shock during walking and other weight-bearing activities. If you experience frequent pain from plantar fasciitis, a condition that inflames this tissue, experienced podiatrist Carl Ingrassia, DPM, can help at Fords Foot and Ankle Care in Fords, New Jersey. Dr. Ingrassia offers innovative solutions, such as physical therapy with laser treatments, to deliver lasting pain relief from plantar fasciitis. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the thick band of tissue connecting the bottom of the toes to the heel bone. The plantar fascia runs along the foot’s arch, leaving it vulnerable to stress, inflammation, and wear-and-tear. Standing, walking, and running can aggravate plantar fasciitis and worsen the pain.
With more than 30 years of experience treating plantar fasciitis, Dr. Ingrassia can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain to minimize your chances of needing surgery.
Knowing the signs of plantar fasciitis ensures you have the information you need to seek proper treatment. Warning signs of plantar fasciitis include:
Elevating your feet and resting may help ease discomfort from plantar fasciitis. If you frequently experience foot and heel pain that resolves after a night of rest, an inflamed plantar fascia may be to blame.
Repetitive stress and overuse almost always cause plantar fasciitis, but certain factors can increase your risk, including:
Dr. Ingrassia reviews your medical history, conducts a foot evaluation, and takes digital X-rays to determine plantar fasciitis’ underlying cause. This essential information helps him create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Dr. Ingrassia can help relieve pain from plantar fasciitis and prevent complications, like heel spurs (bony protrusions that can form on the heel). Treatments for plantar fasciitis may include:
The sooner you seek help for plantar fasciitis, the more likely you are to find relief from conservative treatments.
Call Fords Foot and Ankle Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.