Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Podiatry Clinic of Jackson

Podiatrists located in Jackson, TN

As one of the leading causes of heel and arch pain, plantar fasciitis can make even the shortest walk seem unbearably painful. Before your next plantar fasciitis flare-up occurs, visit with the skilled foot and ankle team at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson. Schedule your plantar fasciitis exam at this state-of-the-art Jackson, Tennessee, clinic with the online appointment tool or call the office directly to book.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

Podiatry Clinic of Jackson

What causes plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia, a shock-absorbing band of connective tissue, connects your toes to your heel bone. As durable as your plantar fascia is, overuse and stress can easily cause it to become inflamed, a condition known as plantar fasciitis. Some of the common causes and risk factors for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Working on your feet regularly
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Having high arches
  • Being flat-footed
  • Prior foot injury
  • Running or participating in jumping sports

You also have a higher chance of developing plantar fasciitis if you’re between the ages of 40-60.

Does plantar fasciitis cause symptoms?

Yes, usually you feel foot pain. But plantar fasciitis pain and discomfort is unique in that it’s usually worse when you take your first few steps after getting out of bed, or after standing up from a long period of sitting. As you start moving around, the pain starts to subside.

Plantar fasciitis also tends to flare-up after exercise, although it doesn’t usually bother you during physical activity. In any case, the pain you experience can feel like stabbing or throbbing in your heel and throughout your arch.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

The plantar fasciitis specialists at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson offer plenty of solutions to help resolve your foot and heel pain once and for all. You’re probably going to need to try several options to see what works best for you, but typical plantar fasciitis treatment plans include:

  • Night splints
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

Your podiatrist even counsels you on what to do at home if plantar fasciitis discomfort worsens. For instance, learning simple stretches and applying ice can help resolve your pain and inflammation.

While rare, it’s possible you’ll need surgery to resolve plantar fasciitis issues. The top podiatric surgeons at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson use minimally invasive surgical techniques to detach your plantar fascia from your heel bone, which minimizes tension. As with most surgeries, though, this is generally a last resort if more conservative measures haven’t worked for you.

Before living another day with plantar fasciitis pain, see how the team at Podiatry Clinic of Jackson can help. Book your evaluation online or call the clinic directly.