Plantar Fasciitis Specialist in Schaumburg, IL
If you are looking for a Plantar Fasciitis Specialist, then visit Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists! Call us for more information.
Even for the most active person among us, the pain from plantar fasciitis can make you want to sit around all day, which can significantly decrease the quality of life of anyone who finds joy in participating in activities that require any kind of mobility! Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, we deeply sympathize with anyone experiencing plantar fasciitis, and our board-certified podiatrists are committed to providing expert, compassionate, and effective plantar fasciitis treatment so that you can use your feet with freedom!
What exactly is plantar fasciitis?
By definition, plantar fasciitis is a condition that occurs when an individual’s plantar fascia is inflamed. Your plantar fascia is a layer of connective tissue that surrounds and protects the blood vessels, bone, muscles, and nerve fibers in your foot. It connects your heel bone to the metatarsal bones at the front of your foot, which are analogous to the knuckles that separate your fingers from your palm. Your plantar fascia can become inflamed when too much stress or tension on the arch of your foot induces small tears in the plantar fascia. Consequently, plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain whenever you walk or use your feet. The pain experienced is typically a stabbing sensation on the sole of your foot near your heal and is usually the worst with your first few steps in the morning or after a long period of standing, sitting, or exercising.
What is the best doctor to see for plantar fasciitis?
While many doctors can treat plantar fasciitis effectively, a podiatrist is the best doctor to see for this condition in addition to any other foot or ankle related issue. Here at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Schaumburg, Illinois, our board-certified podiatrists have extensive education, training, and experience in diagnosing and treating plantar fasciitis.
How long does it take for plantar fasciitis to go away?
With proper care and treatment, over 90 percent of individuals with plantar fasciitis experience total relief from plantar fasciitis within six months. That said, more severe cases of plantar fasciitis that require surgery can have a recovery period of up to 18 months.
What can a foot doctor do for plantar fasciitis?
There are several different ways that a foot doctor can approach plantar fasciitis in terms of a treatment method, and some of these methods are often combined to optimize the effectiveness of treatment. In order to help you overcome plantar fasciitis, your foot doctor may prescribe any of the following methods of treatment:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy, including stretching and strengthening exercises, massage therapy, contrast baths, and ultrasonography
- Night splints
- Shockwave therapy, using sound waves to stimulate blood flow to the plantar fascia to aid in healing the damaged tissue while also stunning the nerves for pain relief
- Steroid injections, if the pain does not sufficiently subside with an NSAID
- Surgery, as a last resort
- Tenex procedure, which involves a small cut and relies on ultrasound technology to target and remove the scar tissue.
For an effective and thorough treatment of plantar fasciitis, we welcome you to Advanced Foot and Ankle Associates in Schaumburg, Illinois! If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please call us at (847) 558-7550 during the hours of 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Wednesday, or 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturdays. Or, you can also conveniently schedule an appointment through our website! Advanced Foot and Ankle Associates is located at 1043 South Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.