plantar fasciitis

Dr. Thomas LeBeau seeing a patient for plantar fasciitis.

Safe, reliable relief from disabling foot pain (Plantar fasciitis).

With heel pain or plantar fasciitis, also known as foot pain, the bottom of your foot may hurt when you stand, especially after you get out of bed first thing in the morning. Without a heel pain diagnosis and heel pain treatment, plantar fasciitis can lead to painful heel spurs and chronic disabling pain. Over-pronation (flatfeet) is the leading cause of heal pain. Your arch can collapse from weight-bearing, causing the plantar fascia to stretch away from the heel bone. When you stand, your plantar fascia is pulled tight like a bowstring. During a long rest, the plantar fascia contracts back to its original shape and your pain is reduced.

Heal Pain can be caused by any number of things including poorly fitting shoes, over use (too much walking or running), barefoot walking or running, being over-weight, a foot injury, and/or genetics among other things. Untreated foot pain could also lead to other discomfort such as knee pain, hip pain, and back pain. Getting help and relief from plantar fasciitis and/or heel pain is key to avoiding other uncomfortable and painful issues.

Plantar fasciitis is also called heel spur syndrome. It can be treated by using a variety of conservative approaches such as anti-inflammatory medicines, orthotic shoe inserts and foot physical therapy modalities (heat, ice, massage and therapeutic exercise). Any number or combination of conservative treatments could relieve you of your pain.

With the experience and skill of podiatrist Thomas A. LeBeau, DPM and his staff at St. Augustine Foot and Ankle, you could walk away from plantar fasciitis without surgery. Getting you back on your feet is the top priority. So for lasting relief, call 904-824-0869. Please feel free to use our online ‘Request an Appointment’ form.