Plantar Fasciitis Specialists in Queens
Let our expert podiatrists help treat your chronic heel pain
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, with approximately one in 10 people suffering from it at some point in their lifetime. It most often affects runners, people who are overweight, and people between the ages of 40 and 60. This condition typically results in a sharp pain that begins during the morning and decreases throughout the day, though additional spikes in pain may occur.
Plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia of the feet, which are thick bands of tissue at the bottom of the feet that connect your heels to your toes. Although the causes of many cases are poorly understood, the condition is believed to be linked to tearing of the plantar fascia that occurs due to repeated tension and stress. These tears cause the tissue to become irritated or inflamed.Plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia of the feet, which are thick bands of tissue at the bottom of the feet that connect your heels to your toes. Although the causes of many cases are poorly understood, the condition is believed to be linked to tearing of the plantar fascia that occurs due to repeated tension and stress. These tears cause the tissue to become irritated or inflamed.
While age, weight, and certain forms of exercise are all believed to play a role in increasing your risk of developing plantar fasciitis, other factors may also affect that risk. People with jobs that frequently require them to be on their feet and move around, particularly on hard surfaces, are more likely to develop this condition. Additionally, people with flat feet, high arches, or certain patterns of walking may have an increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis.
Certain steps may be helpful for preventing this condition, such as maintaining a healthy weight, wearing fitting athletic shoes that are in good condition, stretching your arches, and avoiding forms of exercise that may increase your risk. Additionally, our podiatry team can expertly diagnose plantar fasciitis and treat it through the following techniques:
This procedure involves detaching the plantar fascia from the heel bone, reducing tension and stress placed on the tissue. A plantar fascioctomy is often performed as an endoscopic surgery, during which a camera is placed under the fascia to allow your healthcare provider to monitor the procedure.
This procedure may be used for patients who have not responded to more conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, steroids, or physical therapy. Topaz surgery involves small holes being made into the fascia and affecting these holes with radiofrequency waves, restoring blood flow and stimulating healing.
In cases of particularly severe pain from plantar fasciitis, your doctor may recommend the usage of anti-inflammatory steroid injections. This treatment reduces inflammation and pain in the affected area, providing quick relief.
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