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Plantar Fasciitis

If you experience excruciating foot or heel pain when you get out of bed in the morning, you could have plantar fasciitis. The stabbing pain makes this condition hard to ignore, which is why you should seek treatment. Our doctors provide thorough treatment that will leave you pain-free. Contact us to schedule your consultation!

What is plantar fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is a ligament that stretches across the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to the front of your foot. This band of tissue is pulled taut, providing support for your arches while acting as a shock absorber for your foot.

However, in its role both providing support and shock absorption, your plantar fascia undergoes a stress, which can lead to tiny tears in the tissue over time. These tears can cause inflammation in the band, causing pain in your heels and along the underside of your foot. Together, this creates plantar fasciitis.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The first thing anyone with plantar fasciitis notices is the hallmark stabbing pain. When you walk on your inflamed plantar fascia, the tissue painfully objects.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis typically develops when repetitive stresses cause tiny tears in your tissue. Certain factors may put you at risk, including:

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

When you visit one of our specialists, they perform a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem. Once you have a diagnosis, your doctor will recommend one of the following treatments:

However, if your pain persists after treatment, your doctor may recommend surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or visit your primary care physician for a referral!


Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to have the knowledge you need to make informed decisions for your health. Learn more about our orthopedic healthcare services by reading through our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Surgery depends on the severity of injury. Consult with one of our specialists to determine if it’s a route you should take. Your doctor will evaluate your entire injury through comprehensive testing before deciding if surgery is right for you.

Talk with your doctor to schedule a date that works best for you. Schedule flexibility depends on your availability, the severity of your injury and surgeon schedules. 

We recommend taking it easy during your recovery time. Your doctor will provide you with a thorough post-operative care plan to ensure a speedy recovery.

Your recovery depends on where your injury is located. Consult with your doctor before starting. Our practitioners will let you know which times are best for your recovery.

Our goal is for you to return to your normal activities without pain or discomfort! Consult with your doctor about your recovery timeline and how soon you can return to work or sports.

Most insurance providers require a referral from your doctor before covering your care. We recommend scheduling an appointment your doctor before scheduling an appointment with us.

We accept several insurance programs from:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • FirstCare (Part of Baylor Scott & White Health)
  • GEHA
  • HealthNet
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MetLife
  • PHCS
  • TeamChoice
  • Most Worker’s Compensation plans

Consult with our office to ensure your coverage.