If you stand up in the morning and almost instantly feel stabbing pains along the bottoms of your feet, you probably have plantar fasciitis. To get to the root of your foot pain and find an effective treatment solution, schedule an exam with expert podiatrist Alex Yanovskiy, DPM, of Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic in Des Plaines, Illinois. Click on the online scheduler, or call the office directly to book your plantar fasciitis appointment.
As one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain, plantar fasciitis can make every step you take feel incredibly agonizing. Plantar fasciitis is a chronic condition that leads to inflammation of the connective tissue band that supports your arches — your plantar fascia. You can develop plantar fasciitis because of:
Without proper treatment, plantar fasciitis is likely going to continue flaring up with greater and greater intensity, which is why you need to have a thorough podiatric evaluation as soon as you notice foot pain.
It’s never too soon to schedule your plantar fasciitis evaluation with Dr. Yanovskiy at Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic. You should schedule an exam right away if you start experiencing:
Dr. Yanovskiy performs a comprehensive evaluation of your feet and ankles and looks at any necessary imaging to help him confirm a plantar fasciitis diagnosis. He can typically get you started on plantar fasciitis treatment right away.
Yes, although because plantar fasciitis is inflammation of connective tissues, it’s important to stay off your feet as much as possible and let any acute discomfort subside. Dr. Yanovskiy provides several therapies to relieve pain and inflammation while helping your plantar fascia heal and get stronger. Depending on the severity of your condition, your plantar fasciitis treatment plan may include:
Usually, combining these conservative therapies helps, but if your plantar fasciitis continues or is linked to another issue, such as a heel spur, Dr. Yanovskiy might recommend surgery to make repairs.
Schedule your plantar fasciitis evaluation at Illinois Foot & Ankle Clinic today. Book your visit online or over the phone.