Painful with every step you take. You never thought your feet would feel so bad, but plantar fasciitis has impacted your life. At AAL Podiatry in Suffolk and Norfolk, VA, Dr. Jesse Anderson eases plantar fasciitis symptoms with orthotics and other common sense interventions. You can feel better and forget about foot pain.
Simply put, this acquired podiatric condition is inflammatory, causing substantial discomfort, particularly first thing in the morning. Plantar fasciitis involves an overstretching of the connective tissue between the heel bone and base of the toes. At AAL Podiatry in Suffolk and Norfolk, Dr. Anderson listens carefully to patient's symptoms, does a simple exam and gait analysis and may take X-rays, too.
The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis centers on:
- Soreness across the bottom of the foot
- Improper gait (overpronation)
- Sharp pain in the heel or a general aching across the bottom of the foot
- Heel spurs (bony projections off the front of the calcaneus bone)
- Tingling and burning across the arch
Plantar fasciitis is caused by a number of factors including excess body weight, age, overuse and repetitive motion, tightened calf muscles, high arches and more. Typically, your causes are different from anyone else's, and as such, Dr. Anderson will customize a care plan specific to your needs and goals.
Easing your symptoms
Your treatment plan may include:
- Resting and elevating your feet
- Stretching your calf muscles first thing in the morning and through out the day
- Ice to the bottom of your feet to relieve inflammation
- Losing weight
- Wearing quality footwear with support in the arches
- Customized orthotics (shoe inserts)
- Over the counter analgesics or cortisone injections to relieve pain and inflammation
Customized orthotics from your Suffolk and Norfolk podiatrist provide support, protection and gait correction for aching feet. They are tailor-made to your foot structure and fit within your shoes exactly.
Soft orthotic materials are right for diabetics who may have co-existing sores or neuropathy Rigid materials, such as carbon graphite, protect deformities, and semi-rigid orthotics provide the balance and flexibility a runner or other athlete requires, explains the American Academy of Pediatric Sports Medicine.
Move and feel better
When you treat your feet to care from Dr. Jesse Anderson at AAL Podiatry in Suffolk and Norfolk, you'll manage your plantar fasciitis with orthotics and other sensible interventions which really work. Call us for a consultation, won't you? We have two locations to serve you. In Norfolk, VA, call (757) 625-2962. In Suffolk, phone us at (757) 539-2098.