WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS: Plantar fasciitis (fash-ee-itis) is a common condition that affects both athletes and non athletes. It is a painful condition that effects the sole and heel of the foot. The pain is described as a sharp and stabbing in the heel, especially in the morning upon getting out of bed. Walking on your tip toes helps the pain. The pain has been described as a nail is being driven into the heel.
The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous tissue that originates at the heel and runs to each toe. The plantar fascia is important for the dynamics of gait and plays a vital role in the foot going from a rigid lever to a flexible lever or heel strike to toe off. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fascia becomes inflamed.
TREATMENT OPTIONS: As most conditions, there are many treatment options to choose from. Dr. STEVE's belief in treating plantar fasciitis is to start out with the safest, least invasive procedure and progress to the next step if required. Treatment in the office would by advanced forms of myofascial release, deep tissue foot massage, ice and physical therapy exercises.