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2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652

201-986-1900

 

By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
March 21, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

Plantar fasciitis is a particular condition of the feet in which the fascia, a fibrous band of tissue, becomes inflamed and irritated. As you get older over time, the plantar fasciia also wears down and it can start pulling on the heel bone. The pulling of the heel bone over time can lead to inflammation and microscopic tearing, which usually occurs as sharp pains in the feet. Treatment solutions include wearing shoes that have arch support as well as orthotics, foot splints, cortisone injections, and physical therapy.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. For assistance, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

·      Excessive running

·      Non-supportive shoes

·      Overpronation

·      Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

How Can It Be Treated?

·      Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices

·      Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis

·      Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Foot & Ankle Medical & Surgical Care
                                                 
Paramus, NJ Location
2 Sears Drive
Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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Hackensack University Medical Center
The Valley Hospital
Board Certified, American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery
Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics
 

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