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Find out what might be causing your heel pain and how our podiatrists in Torrance, San Pedro, and Los Angeles can help.
There are many things that could be causing your heel pain, so if this problem is happening to you, it’s time to visit our podiatrists Dr. Eric Feit, Dr. Alona Kashanian, and Dr. Pooya Lashkari to find out what’s going on—read below to learn more!
About Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs along the soles of the feet starting at the heel bone and ending at the toes. If the fascia is overstretched or overworked, it can lead to microtears and inflammation which then results in heel pain.
Plantar fasciitis heel pain is often a stabbing pain that is worse when first getting up in the morning or after long bouts of sitting. The heel pain may also radiate in the arches of the foot and be accompanied by stiffness. While the lessening of symptoms may tempt you to workout or go on your regular run, you may find that symptoms will only get worse after physical activity.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Heel Pain
When one tissue, ligament, or muscle is affected within the foot this affects other structures within the foot, which can lead to further dysfunction and problems such as stress fractures and bursitis. Not treating the issue means dealing with pain and discomfort when you don’t have to suffer. Plus, the longer your heel pain lasts, the harder it’s going to be to treat. This is why it’s important to treat your heel pain as soon as possible.
If you aren’t sure what is causing your heel pain it’s a good idea to visit our foot doctors in Torrance, San Pedro, and Los Angeles for a definitive diagnosis. After all, you want to make sure that you are providing your feet with the most effective treatments possible.
Here’s How We Can Help
Whether you aren’t sure if you are dealing with plantar fasciitis or your symptoms aren’t responding to self-care, it’s important to turn to our foot specialists when you can’t seem to handle foot problems on your own.
Here are some of the treatment options we offer when your heel pain isn’t alleviated with simple at-home measures,
- Physical therapy and exercises
- Night splints
- Custom functional orthotics (shoe inserts)
- Cortisone injections (to alleviate severe pain and swelling)
- PRP injections (for chronic or severe heel pain cases)
- Surgical repair
Precision Foot and Ankle Centers has offices in Torrance, San Pedro, and Los Angeles, CA, so if you are dealing with heel pain, give us a call to find out what’s going on and how to best treat it. Phone (310) 791-1092 for the Torrance Office, (310) 548-3311 for the San Pedro Office, (213) 747-7272 Los Angeles Office.
When chronic plantar fasciitis won’t go away find out how your Torrance foot and ankle surgeon can help.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that causes foot pain, which can feel severe and stabbing particularly first thing in the morning. You may even notice the pain eases up just to come back with a vengeance after a workout. If you’ve tried everything from orthotics and ice therapy to pain medications and stretching/strengthening exercises and still haven’t found the relief you need, find out how your Torrance foot and ankle surgeon can improve your foot health.
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
Surgery is a rare occurrence when it comes to treating plantar fasciitis. In fact, about 95 out of 100 of those with this condition can effectively treat their heel pain without needing surgery. However, your Torrance foot surgeons may recommend surgery if you’ve exhausted all other treatment options or if your condition is greatly impacting your day-to-day activities. If you’ve been trying non-surgical options for at least six months without noticing a change in your symptoms then surgery might be recommended:
Plantar fascia release
This inpatient procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia. This surgery involves cutting a portion of the plantar fascia to help reduce inflammation and tension. This surgery is performed either by cutting into the treatment area or by using an endoscope. We may also remove heel spurs or stretch certain foot nerves if we believe it could reduce your heel pain further.
For those who’ve had traditional open surgery, you will wear a brace for about two to three weeks afterwards so your foot can heal properly. If you’ve had endoscopic surgery then you can begin to put some weight on your feet right after your procedure. Those with endoscopic surgery can usually return to normal activities in about three to six weeks, but athletic activities will be restricted for several months after surgery.
Have you been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? Having issues finding the right treatment? Suffering for months with this condition? Then it’s time to call your Torrance foot and ankle surgeons at Precision Foot and Ankle Centers today!