plantar fasciitisLogan Forsythe of the San Diego Padres has been contending with an ongoing case of plantar fasciitis. While Forsythe has tried to avoid surgery, he acknowledges that surgery will be “the only possibility” if he does not heal from a month of immobilization and rest.

 Forsythe has received cortisone shots and wears a protective boot to help his foot recover. Forsythe has delivered two RBI singles in victories against the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynnwill examine your heel pain and determine if you have plantar fasciitis before providing the appropriate treatment options.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

· Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
· Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

· Excessive running
· Lack of adequate footwear
· Bad foot support
· Overpronation
· Obesity

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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