Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Plantar Fasciitis

About one in 10 Americans develop heel pain from plantar fasciitis at some point in their life. If heel pain is limiting what you can do physically, you can find exceptional care at Ledesma Foot and Ankle. In addition to medications, Jaminelli Banks, DPM, Scott Shindler, DPM, and Paul Ledesma, DPM, offer regenerative therapy and shockwave therapy to ease the pain and inflammation of plantar fasciitis. They can also perform surgery to repair tissue damage so that you can find lasting pain relief. Call the Scottsdale, Arizona, office today to schedule a plantar fasciitis consultation or request an appointment online.

What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel bone to your toes. This tissue is responsible for absorbing the shock of your movements and supporting the arch of your foot.

When the fascia is under too much pressure or you overuse the tissue, it can stretch, become inflamed, or tear, a condition known as plantar fasciitis.

In addition to physical activity, your risk for plantar fasciitis can increase as you get older due to age-related changes that occur in your feet. Other factors that may contribute to plantar fasciitis include:

  • Obesity
  • High arches
  • Flat feet
  • Standing for a long time on hard surfaces

Ledesma Foot and Ankle provides comprehensive care for adults and adolescents with plantar fasciitis symptoms. The skilled podiatry team focuses on nonsurgical strategies to manage your pain and can also perform surgery to release or repair plantar fascia tissue.

When should I seek medical attention for plantar fasciitis?

Initially, plantar fasciitis may only cause occasional symptoms that are manageable with rest and over-the-counter medications. However, the condition can worsen if left untreated.

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Ledesma Foot and Ankle if you experience persistent or recurrent heel pain. Pain often feels like a stabbing sensation on the bottom of your foot near your heel that can worsen when you walk.

The podiatrists complete a physical exam of your foot to check for tenderness and pain. They may also request X-rays to check for fractures and other conditions that can cause heel pain.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Ledesma Foot and Ankle offers customized care plans to relieve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis and support the healing of damaged fascia tissues. The podiatry team may recommend treatment strategies like:

  • Medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Shockwave therapy

Regenerative therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections, are also available on-site to help your plantar fascia heal from the inside out. Regenerative therapies trigger your body’s natural healing processes and create new tissue cells to replace what’s damaged by overuse or injury.

The podiatrist may recommend surgery to detach the plantar fascia from your heel bone if other therapies don’t provide sufficient pain relief.

Call Ledesma Foot and Ankle today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for plantar fasciitis symptoms or request an appointment online.