Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
At Portsmouth Foot and Ankle we treat heel pain with great success!
We have a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options to relieve even the most persistent heel pain.
The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis (inflammation on the bottom of the foot). If you experience severe heel pain in the morning you may have a common overuse injury called plantar fasciitis. The tough, fibrous band of tissue (fascia) that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes has become inflamed. Common causes include: Overweight, walking/standing on hard surfaces and running as exercise. If you don't treat plantar fasciitis, it may become a chronic condition.
Also called "heel spur syndrome," the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy or cortisone injections.
When conservative measures fail we can then use PRP injections (platelet rich plasma) or surgery to treat plantar fasciitis. Plantar fascia release is a surgical procedure that releases the diseased portion of the tissue that is responsible for the pain. This is procedure is reserved for patients who have severe pain and have failed other treatments for 6-12 months.
We also offer Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology treatments at our offices. Due to it's high success rate and non-invasive technology EPAT is often reccommended by our physicians to patients with plantar fasciitis. To learn more about EPAT, an innovative treatment that will help you feel better faster click here, Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT)
If you are experiencing heel pain we encourage you to request an appointment with one of our podiatrists now. You can Contact Us right through the website and one of our receptionists will be in contact with you shortly. Or you can call our office (603) 431-6070 during business hours and speak with someone.
We see patients five days a week at both locations:
We are able to accommodate new patients quickly and we begin treatment to alleviate your pain as soon as possible.
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