When you’re suffering from the pain and irritation of plantar fasciitis, everyday tasks can become difficult. With his extensive experience in surgical and nonsurgical foot and ankle treatments, Babak Kaviani, DPM, can evaluate your symptoms and recommend a treatment plan that’s right for you. Book an appointment with Bluebonnet Foot and Ankle Institute in Austin, Texas, through their online scheduling system or by calling the office directly.
Whether you’re walking, running, or just standing, your daily movements put a lot of strain on your feet. This repetitive strain leads to plantar fasciitis -- heel pain and inflammation resulting from tiny tears in the thick ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot. This common condition can be quite painful, but with proper treatment, you can make a full recovery. Some commonly reported symptoms are:
It’s not 100% known why plantar fasciitis develops, but certain conditions and circumstances can make you more susceptible, including:
If you’re at risk for developing plantar fasciitis, talk to Dr. Kaviani about your preventive options, such as custom orthotics or foot and calf exercises.
During your appointment, Dr. Kaviani performs a thorough examination of your foot and obtains your medical history, then makes treatment recommendations based on your individual needs. Dr. Kaviani may recommend a nonsurgical or surgical treatment depending on the severity of your condition.
For mild to moderate plantar fasciitis, there are several nonsurgical treatment options:
Dr. Kaviani may choose to fit you for a custom orthotic -- a shoe insert that provides added arch support and helps reduce plantar fascia tension. He may also prescribe an anti-inflammatory steroid called cortisone, which he injects directly into your plantar fascia.
In severe cases, a surgical treatment could be necessary, such as one of these options:
Typically, Dr. Kaviani discusses surgery options after trying more conservative methods. If you find your foot isn’t responding to treatment over time and your pain persists, you may require surgery.
To book an evaluation with Dr. Kaviani, use the online scheduling system or phone the office.