Buckeye Foot Care -  - Podiatrist

Howard Kimmel, DPM

Podiatrist located in Beachwood, OH & Brook Park, OH

Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Plantar fasciitis causes considerable pain that can make it tough to walk around comfortably. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to treat this condition, so you can be on your feet without experiencing pain and discomfort. At Buckeye Foot Care, Dr. Howard Kimmel, DPM offers effective treatment to ease pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Patients in Brook Park, Cleveland, Beachwood and Willoughby, Ohio can count on receiving quality care for this condition.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

by Howard Kimmel, DPM

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis occurs when tissue in the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed, making it hard to put any pressure on it. You’re more likely to have plantar fasciitis as you age or if you’re overweight. Doing certain jobs that require you to stand on your feet for hours also raises your risk of this condition.

What are plantar fasciitis symptoms?

When you have plantar fasciitis, you typically experience a sharp pain that flares up at the bottom of your foot. This pain usually occurs close to your heel rather than toward the front of your foot. Plantar fasciitis pain might get worse when you stand up first thing in the morning or when you get up after sitting for long periods of time.

Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

You can get plantar fasciitis when you have tears in the fascia tissue in the bottom of your foot. This tissue usually absorbs shock as you put pressure on your foot, but when it’s inflamed from being overstretched, it’s unable to absorb shock, which then leads to pain and discomfort.

What happens if I don’t get plantar fasciitis treatment?

If you don’t seek treatment for plantar fasciitis, you can end up having pain or other problems in your back, knee, or hip from holding your foot in a certain position while walking. You can also develop chronic pain in your heel that stops you from participating in your usual activities.

What treatment options are there for plantar fasciitis?

Dr. Kimmel recommends resting your foot, doing stretches, and applying ice to ease the pain. You might also find relief from taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen. Other options might include physical therapy, custom-fitted orthotic supports for your arches, or night splints that lengthen your plantar fascia while you sleep.

How long does it take to recover from plantar fasciitis?

Treating this condition can take up to several months, depending on how severe it is. You might need to try different treatments to see which ones work best. Dr. Kimmel might also recommend other options, such as Tenex Health TX® surgery to remove scar tissue or platelet-rich plasma injections, if your condition doesn’t improve after several months of conventional treatment.

If you need treatment for plantar fasciitis, please book your appointment online with Buckeye Foot Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kimmel.

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