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Plantar Fasciitis

Our fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists offer expert treatment for plantar fasciitis, a common cause of lower foot pain. Customized plans include nonsurgical options for relief, with surgery reserved for severe cases.
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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Get back on your feet with our expert treatment for plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of lower foot pain. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists diagnose and provide customized plans to alleviate discomfort. Experience relief through nonsurgical options like rest, NSAIDs, stretching exercises, orthotics, night splints, physical therapy, corticosteroid injections, or immobilization. Surgery is rarely needed, but our specialists are equipped for even severe cases. Don't let pain hold you back—schedule your appointment today and enjoy a pain-free future.


The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that connects the heel to the front of the foot. The plantar fascia is important because it supports the foot’s arch. Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of lower foot pain.

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. By nature, the plantar fascia evenly distributes stress on the foot. Too much stress can cause minor tears and inflammation. Common causes of plantar fasciitis are:

  • Repetitive high impact activities and exercises
  • New exercises and activities
  • Tight calf muscles
  • Being overweight/obese
  • A high arch

A sharp burning pain the most common symptom of plantar fasciitis. Pain is usually worse (1) in the mornings (2) after sitting down for a prolonged period of time and (3) after exercise.

Our specialists diagnose and treat plantar fasciitis. Our specialists are fellowship trained and board-certified. A thorough physical examination is used to accurately diagnose plantar fasciitis. After a diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is created.

How is Plantar Fasciitis Treated?

Nonsurgical treatment options relieve plantar fasciitis pain. Numerous treatment options are included in an OIBO specialist’s customized treatment plan, including:

  • Rest, ice, elevation: Quickly reduce inflammation.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Oral and topical medications that decrease inflammation and pain.
  • Stretching exercises: At home exercises that loosen the plantar fascia and foot and calf muscles.
  • Supportive shoes and orthotics: Take the pressure off the foot’s arch.
  • Night splints: Keep the foot in an anatomical position while sleeping.
  • Physical therapy: Stretches and strengthens the plantar fascia and foot and calf muscles.
  • Corticosteroid injections: Anti-inflammatory medications that provide fast-acting pain relief.
  • Immobilization: A walking cast or boot.

Surgery is rarely needed to treat plantar fasciitis. A plantar fascia release may be performed to treat very severe plantar fasciitis that does not improve after one year of nonsurgical treatment. Our specialists relieve plantar fascia pain as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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