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Plantar Fasciitis and Bone Spurs


  Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Do you experience a stabbing pain when putting weight on your heel? If so, you may be suffering from a condition called plantar fasciitis. This condition results from inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the connecting tissue from your heel to your toe. Athletes who run as part of their sporting activity are especially susceptible to plantar fasciitis and other foot/ankle injuries.

The condition is treatable, but it is important to consult with a specialist orthopedic surgeon who can provide an accurate diagnosis. The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are similar to other conditions, so getting the right treatment depends on the results of a comprehensive examination.

Conservative measures such as rest, medication, physical therapy and other relevant therapies can provide relief from plantar fasciitis. Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds will create a tailored treatment plan for you, taking the cause of the injury and lifestyle into account.

Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms

The most distinct symptom of plantar fasciitis is the stabbing pain you will experience. This most commonly occurs during the first steps taken upon waking. However, you may also suffer from further stabbing pains throughout the day if you are engaged in any activity that puts weight on the foot. This includes standing for long periods of time.

The team at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics will provide a comprehensive examination of the affected heel. We can confirm the presence of plantar fasciitis and recommend an appropriate treatment. Your recovery is our first priority, so we provide individualized treatment options to suit your needs. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds specialize in providing orthopedic treatment at our practice in California.

Contact our orthopedic practice today if stabbing pain in your heel is impacting your mobility. We can schedule an examination right away and start you on your road to recovery from plantar fasciitis.

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