Podiatrist - Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Mt. Dora, Orlando, and Sandlake-area.
Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis - the goal of treatment for this often painful condition is to decrease the acute inflammation and prevent remaining symptoms. An injection of cortisone into the plantar fascia and/or oral medication (either cortisone or NSAID's such as ibuprofen) are most effective. Stretching exercises that increase flexibility and wearing athletic shoes with a cusioned insert are often prescribed. If symptoms persist despite these treatments, a custom orthotic to better support the plantar fascia and control foot motion is prescribed. Most patients respond well to these treatments over time and their symptoms disapear. In some cases of chronic plantar fasciitis, surgical intervention is the final treatment. The surgery involves making a small incision on the inside of the heel, through which the plantar fascia is partially released from the calcaneus allowing it to stretch out. Limited weight bearing is allowed with gradual return to full activity.
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