Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Specialist

Manhattan Footcare

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

If you wake up each morning with throbbing foot pain, you might have plantar fasciitis. With the help of Steve Menna, DPM, and George Pace, DPM, of Manhattan Footcare in Brooklyn and the Midtown Manhattan region of New York City, you can get relief. To see if you have plantar fasciitis, and to get treatment if you do, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Q & A

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Your toes connect to your heel bone by way of your plantar fascia, a long band of connective tissue. While your plantar fascia is designed to absorb shock and bear the brunt of your body weight, in some cases, it can become inflamed, a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

Medical experts don’t always know why some men and women develop plantar fasciitis, although they do know that several factors can increase your risk, including:

  • Being between the ages of 40-60
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Having flat feet
  • Having high arches

You’re also more likely to suffer from plantar fasciitis if you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, such as a teacher or chef. And if you participate in long-distance running, jumping sports, or dancing, you’ll also have a higher chance of developing plantar fasciitis.

How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

Foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis isn’t usually something that bothers you during periods of activity. Instead, foot and arch pain tend to reach their peak after long periods of inactivity. For instance, plantar fasciitis sufferers often report that their pain is worse when taking their first steps in the morning or after getting up after a long period of sitting.

Plantar fasciitis pain can even be triggered by exercise. Symptoms, though, tend to flare up after periods of high activity, rather than during it.

What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Dr. Menna and Dr. Pace of Manhattan Footcare understand how debilitating plantar fasciitis pain can be. They’ll help you get relief as quickly as possible and also work to prevent future flare-ups. Some of the best solutions for relieving plantar fasciitis include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Night splints
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications

If these conservative therapies don’t work for you, Dr. Menna or Dr. Pace may suggest surgery. Plantar fasciitis surgery involves using minimally invasive techniques to release the pressure on your plantar fascia.

Start your treatment for plantar fasciitis at Manhattan Footcare by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.