I was asked what is the favorite thing for me to treat? That is easy. I love to treat Plantar Fasciitis. For more information on what Plantar Fasciitis is, click here for the Heel Pain blog.
I love to treat Plantar Fasciitis because I have actually had it on both feet at one point in my life. This heel pain (commonly known as a heel spur) is so very common in the public. Whether it is from working on your feet or exercising, heel pain is very treatable. Literature shows that about 95% of people with plantar fasciitis are treated without having to have plantar fascia surgery. Of those requiring surgery, <1% continue to have heel pain due to plantar fasciitis.
Treatments for plantar fasciitis can be as simple as stretching the arch and calf muscles, using ice, elevation and compression. Additional treatment measures for heel pain include improving shoe quality, orthotics or arch supports and night splints. More invasive measures include steroid injections and ultrasound or electrical physical therapy. If foot surgery is required, there are many different techniques to surgically correct plantar fasciitis, including a minimally invasive/minimal incision approach. The rehabilitation process after plantar fascia surgery is generally a quick recovery, often allowing immediately walking on the foot.
For more questions regarding heel pain, plantar fasciitis, foot surgery or any other foot pains please contact:
Dr. Marcin N. Vaclaw
Foot and Ankle Specialists of The Woodlands
9191 Pinecroft suite 150
The Woodlands, TX 77380