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Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It causes pain and inflammation in the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone and the toes. Plantar fasciitis is very common in runners, people who are overweight, and in people who don’t wear shoes with proper support.
Dignity Health offers quality treatment for plantar fasciitis in Arizona, including noninvasive therapy and surgery. To learn more about your options for care or to make an appointment, Find a Doctor today.
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Signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis include stiffness and stabbing pain in the heel of the foot, especially in the morning. As the day goes on and your foot loosens up, these symptoms usually subside.
Other symptoms may include:
Plantar fasciitis develops when tension is put on the plantar fascia, causing it to stretch too far and tear. With repeated stretching, these small tears cause inflammation and irritation, resulting in pain when walking.
The goals of treating plantar fasciitis are to:
At Dignity Health, our orthopedic doctors try conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis first. These may include:
If these treatments aren’t successful, your doctor may recommend surgery or other procedures, such as:
Most people are able to relieve heel pain with nonsurgical treatments. Only a small number of people need surgery. The average recovery period for plantar fasciitis is about a year. If your plantar fasciitis is associated with your job or playing sports, talk with your doctor about ways to alternate your regular activities so your foot can heal.
Dignity Health offers comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care, including treatment for plantar fasciitis, in Arizona.