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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, IL

Throbbing, radiating, and aching heel and arch pain are all warning signs of plantar fasciitis. Because plantar fasciitis is known for making each step you take — especially first thing in the morning — feel unbearably painful, the team of board-certified podiatrists at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists offers comprehensive treatment plans. You can book your appointment at this Garfield Ridge-area practice in Chicago by clicking the online scheduling tool or by calling the office directly.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Heel pain is the number one symptom of plantar fasciitis. Depending on the cause of your plantar fasciitis and the severity of your inflammation, you may also experience:

  • Arch pain
  • Heel swelling
  • Sharp or throbbing pains along the bottom of your foot

Plantar fasciitis tends to be at its peak when you take those first few steps after getting out of bed in the morning. But symptoms can also flare up when you walk after sitting at your desk for long periods. Some plantar fasciitis sufferers even have pain and inflammation after a workout or sporting activity, rather than during activities.  

Why does plantar fasciitis flare up?

Your plantar fascia, which connects your heel bones to your toes, is a durable band of connective tissues that stretch and bounce right back into place with each step you take. As you can imagine, sometimes your plantar fasciitis symptoms are simply related to wear-and-tear and years of being on your feet for long hours.

Your risk of developing plantar fasciitis issues can also increase for a number of other reasons, including:

  • Being overweight
  • Having heel spurs
  • Having flat feet or high arches
  • Regularly wearing non-supportive footwear

No matter what’s causing your plantar fasciitis flare-ups though, you can get the relief you need at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Your plantar fasciitis treatment plan is designed to relieve any current pain and inflammation you currently have, while simultaneously promoting healing to lessen future flare-ups (or their severity). At Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists, the team of top podiatrists often combines several of the following therapies to treat plantar fasciitis:

  • Heel cushions
  • Night splints
  • Custom orthotics
  • Cortisone injections
  • Orthopedic taping
  • Daily stretching exercises
  • Over-the-counter arch supports
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

In most cases, these conservative plantar fasciitis treatments provide effective relief. For more severe cases of plantar fasciitis though, your dedicated podiatrist at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists may recommend surgery.

Plantar fasciitis surgery involves correcting the underlying issue, such as removing a heel spur or releasing your plantar fascia. With so many plantar fasciitis solutions available at the clinic, your plantar fasciitis issues can soon become a thing of your past.

Get relief from plantar fasciitis and book your examination at Miklos Foot and Ankle Specialists today. Request an appointment online or call the office to speak with a team member.

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