Common Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

February 19th, 2020

Woman with bare feet touching her ankleAt RNV Podiatry in Frisco, Dr. Verville works diligently to develop strong relationships with each and every that patient she sees—no matter the condition they’re suffering from. With more than 1,500 elective and traumatic foot and ankle surgeries performed throughout her career, Dr. Verville has developed a reputation as a trustworthy practitioner, providing life-changing results for the patients she serves.

If you’re suffering from pain in your foot as a result of plantar fasciitis, rest assured you’ll be in good hands under Dr. Verville’s care. If you are wondering what some common treatment options are for this condition, this blog will help. As you read you, will learn more about plantar fasciitis, what causes it, and how Dr. Verville can provide you with relief. 

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition experienced by middle-aged men and women. It can occur in one or both feet and is actually the most common form of heel pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia—the ligament that runs from the heel to the toes along the bottom of the foot—is strained. Over time, tiny tears occur along the plantar fascia, which causes pain and swelling in the foot.

It’s important that Frisco residents who believe they are suffering from plantar fasciitis take quick action to see Dr. Verville for an examination. This condition will only get worse if it is left untreated. When you visit Dr. Verville, she will take the time to fully examine your foot in order to provide an accurate diagnosis of your condition and develop a treatment plan to ensure quick and proper healing.

Why Does Plantar Fasciitis Occur?

As we mentioned, plantar fasciitis develops over time as small tears occur along the plantar fascia. This is the result of repeated stress on the ligament, which can make it weak, swollen, and irritated.

Frisco men and women who work on their feet for long periods of time, or who are avid athletes, are more frequently affected by plantar fasciitis. Some of the most common causes of this foot condition are: 

  • Flat feet or very high arches
  • Feet that do not point straight ahead when walking
  • Walking, standing, or running on hard surfaces for long periods of time
  • Being overweight
  • Having tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles
  • Wearing shoes that don’t fit well or do not support the feet properly

While the pain you’re experiencing in your foot could be caused by plantar fasciitis, there’s truly no way for you to know until you visit a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Verville for a full examination.

Common Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis, treatment options will differ. No two patients are the same; therefore, no two treatment plans are the same. Dr. Verville values each patient and the trust she builds with them, so you can be sure that your treatment plan will be unique to you.

Most commonly, plantar fasciitis is treated with: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Medication 

Many of Dr. Verville’s Frisco patients require a combination of treatments in order to provide the best possible outcome.

If You’re in Pain, Call Dr. Verville at RNV Podiatry

Don’t let your foot pain get the better of you, and don’t try to “tough it out.” You’ll most likely make your symptoms and condition even worse. Instead, call Dr. Verville in Frisco at the first sign of discomfort in your foot.

You can reach a member of her friendly team by calling (214) 385-8822. They’ll be happy to schedule an initial consultation for you!