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By Clark Podiatry Center
June 08, 2016

Early identification and treatment is best to prevent chronic pain and other further injuries from altering the way you walk. Most can be done at home, but you should consult our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy, at Clark Podiatry Center for a proper diagnosis and before beginning a treatment plan.

The following are some common treatments to ease symptoms:

  • Rest – Keep weight off the foot to prevent further inflammation or pain.

  • Ice packs – With mild pain, you can do ice treatments to the sore area for 15-20 minutes at a time, 3-4times a day.

  • Stretching exercises – Stretching the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia will encourage healing and reinforce the tissue to prevent further injury.

    • Example: Stand with one foot forward with knee bent, back knee straight and the heel on the ground. This will stretch the heel cord and foot arch. Do this for each side for about 10 seconds, 20 times, relaxing the foot in between.

  • Orthotic devices – Shoes with shock-absorbing soles or rubber heel inserts may be suggested to help with pain and increase stability. You may need a walking cast or a splint for sleeping.

  • Physical Therapy – Like the stretching exercises, physical therapy can help to speed up healing and strengthen to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Anti-inflammatory medications – NSAIDs can help reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. If issues persist, you may be prescribed with a steroidal injection.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) – This therapy may be used when other treatments have been ineffective. Shockwaves are sent to stimulate the body’s healing process and possibly to reduce sensitivity and pain.

  • Surgery – This is usually a last resort for those suffering chronic and long-lasting pain.

If you have been suffering from plantar fasciitis, make an appointment at our Clark, NJ office. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.

 



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