Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Wisconsin
Aurora Health Care’s Foot and Ankle Experts Can Help With Plantar Fasciitis Pain
If you have plantar fasciitis (fah-she-EYE-tis) pain and need treatment, you are not alone. At Aurora Health Care, our foot orthopedic specialists see many cases of plantar fasciitis each year. Fortunately, our plantar fasciitis treatment is often simple and effective – and often does not require surgery.
The plantar fascia is a thick band of dense connective tissue that attaches to the heel bone, runs through the arch and out to the toes. It helps stabilize the foot and support the arches, and stretches during weight bearing, standing and toe extension. Plantar fasciitis occurs when fascia is overworked and becomes inflamed or irritated. It can come on quickly – and cause great pain.
Symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:
- Burning pain on the sole of the foot
- Heel pain when taking the first steps of the day
- Tenderness when touching the sole or heel
- Pain when standing on tiptoe
There are a number of non-surgical options for effectively treating plantar fasciitis, such as:
- Night splints
- Anti-inflammatory creams
- Shoe inserts
- Physical therapy and stretching exercises (done at home)
Surgery is rarely recommended as plantar fasciitis treatment. However, our expert foot orthopedic specialists at Aurora Health Care will work with you to create the best treatment plan to rid you of plantar fasciitis pain.
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