What Causes Plantar Fasciitis and How Is it Treated?

Have you been experiencing foot pain? Have you been doing your research on the internet and keep finding clues that point to possible plantar fasciitis? Have you been wondering, “What is plantar fasciitis anyway, and how is it treated?”

In this informative video, Austin podiatrist Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS explains everything you need to know about plantar fasciitis, including what causes it and possible treatment options.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition which affects the insertion of the plantar fascia—which is a very strong ligament on the bottom of the foot—to where it attaches to the bottom of the heel bone. This condition can cause nerve impingement, inflammation, or bursitis in that area.

Our practice has several modalities and a treatment algorithm that we use when treating plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can occur in all foot types, and the causes of plantar fasciitis may vary depending upon whether you have high arches, medium arches, or flat feet. Depending upon whether you have acute plantar fasciitis or chronic plantar fasciitis, we can help. We have several modalities that we use, including shockwave therapy, to help relieve you of your pain and prevent it from returning.

If you’ve been suffering from plantar fasciitis—or any other painful foot or ankle condition—contact Austin foot and Ankle Specialists today. Call 512.328.8900 to learn how we can help you. http://www.austinfootandankle.com/practice_areas/heel-spur-syndrome-austin-tx-foot-injury-doctor-heel-pain.cfm