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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis or heel pain is caused by activities that place a lot of stress on the heel, such as long-distance running, ballet and dance aerobics. At HealthQuest, we provide treatment for this painful condition with the goal to relieve pain, promote healing of the damaged ligament, improve foot strength and flexibility, and help you get back to normal activity quickly. At our multispecialty health care center in Brooklyn, NY, the focus is on providing non-surgical treatments for sports injuries.

Symptoms

Plantar fasciitis causes intense pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia, the tough and flexible band of tissue that runs under the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes. Heel pain occurs due to repetitive stretching and tearing of the fascia, making it difficult to stand and walk. The pain can be dull or sharp and occur in one or both feet.

Causes

Chronic pain in the heel is usually the result of repetitive stress due to certain conditions or activities. These include:

  • Natural wear and tear due to aging
  • Running and exercises which stress the plantar fascia
  • Work or activities which involve prolonged walking or standing on hard or irregular surfaces
  • Being overweight
  • Wearing shoes that do not support the feet well
  • Faulty foot mechanics
  • Traumatic injury to the foot

Diagnosis and Treatment

The diagnosis of heel pain will involve taking your medical history and conducting a physical exam, including evaluating your ability to stand and walk. X-rays and MRI may be recommended to rule out other causes of heel pain such as a stress fracture, bone infection, or arthritis.

Once the diagnosis is confirmed, the physician will develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your heel pain. At HealthQuest, we provide planter fasciitis treatment using a wide range of nonsurgical modalities:

Pain Management

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Foot Levelers Functional Orthotics

Soles

HealthQuest offers custom foot orthotics for planter fasciitis. Specifically manufactured to suit the contours of the patient’s feet, functional orthotics will support all the three arches of the foot. This creates a balanced foundation and relieves heel pain. Made with synthetic suede top cushioning for added comfort, Foot Levelers Functional Orthotics soles can be used in both casual and athletic shoes.

To learn more about our solutions for sports injuries or plantar fasciitis in particular, contact us at 718-769-2521 or send an email to info@hqbk.com. We accept Medicare and most major medical insurance plans.