About Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a foot condition that causes foot pain and heel pain but can be relieved with non-surgical treatments. The plantar fascia is the stretch of tissue that joins the heel and the toes. In patients with Plantar Fasciitis, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed and irritated due to frequent use and stretching.

Plantar Fasciitis is common among athletes, runners and people who exercise or walk regularly. Other factors that contribute to the development of Plantar Fasciitis are weight and the type of shoes that a person wears.

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

  • Foot pain (often describe as a stabbing pain)
  • Pain in the foot that is worse upon waking up in the morning
  • Heel pain
  • Discomfort when standing or walking for long periods of time
  • Knee pain

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

The team of Board Certified Pain Management Specialists at The Spine & Rehab Group are highly trained in the effective treatment of Plantar Fasciitis pain and foot pain. Plantar Fasciitis treatment is available in our Manhattan and New Jersey locations and may include:

Physical Therapy – The team of Physical Therapists will create a custom plantar fascia treatment plan to help relieve your plantar fasciitis pain. Physical therapy can help strengthen the plantar fascia as well as the muscles in the leg to better support your feet.

Orthotics – Your physical therapist of foot pain doctor may recommend custom fit Orthotics to be placed inside your shoes to support your feet, ankles, calves and knees.

Interventional Pain Management – Non-surgical pain management procedures may be recommended in cases of Plantar Fasciitis that cause severe pain. Steroid injections are helpful for not only the relief of foot pain but to reduce inflammation

Anti Inflammatory Medication – The use of anti-inflammatory medication, or NSAIDS, may be recommended to decrease inflammation of the plantar fascia and reduce pain.

The Spine & Rehab Group’s Foot Pain Specialists

Our doctors in both NYC and NJ are skilled in the diagnosis and effective treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. During your initial consultation and evaluation, diagnostic testing may be requested. X-rays are provided in the office.