Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fasciia (located on the bottom of the foot) and typically results in heel pain. This condition can be the result of a major traumatic event or the result of an overuse injury.
Another term not often used, but of significance is plantar fasciosis. This is a condition caused by the degeneration of the plantar fascia, which is caused by repetitive stress. Often, plantar fasciosis is confused and misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis. When you have foot pain, an accurate diagnosis is essential in the management and treatment of foot pain.
It is also important to rule out and identify other issues such as lumbar disc radiculopathy, neuropathy, and bursitis, among other conditions that could be causing the pain.
Once we identify the issue, we can use a variety of techniques such as A.R.T., IASTM, stretches, and exercises to get you back to being pain-free. It all starts with an accurate diagnosis to properly treat your condition.
Dr. Ryan Goodman has been helping patients overcome foot pain such as plantar fasciitis, non-surgically and without injections using advanced methods and modalities.