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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Ligaments connect the bones in the foot and ankle, allowing the feet to flex and move when walking and running. Overuse and injury impact the ligaments in the foot, resulting in pain and can limit mobility. The plantar fascia is a major ligament in the foot that can be strained, causing plantar fasciitis. Our pain physicians at Ospina Medical offer effective plantar fasciitis treatment at our facility in Midtown Manhattan.

The plantar fascia connects the heel and toes across the bottom of the foot. This ligament creates the arch in the foot, allowing the foot to curve for walking and running, acting as a shock absorber. When this ligament is exposed to excessive stress from walking, running and standing, it can become inflamed and painful. This condition is called plantar fasciitis and is one of the most common orthopedic issues that cause pain in the feet.

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis usually involve heel pain. The pain can be a sharp or dull pain in the heel. Sometimes the pain will begin as an ache in the midfoot, stretching toward the heel. The symptoms may be worse in the morning or after you spend time off your feet. The pain may dissipate with movement, then get worse again after extended time on your feet, then stopping. Stairs can be especially painful, due to pressure on the heel.

Reducing Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis pain can start slowly, usually in one foot. The pain can continue to worsen and impact mobility. Those who are overweight, pregnant or run are more likely to experience this foot condition. When rest and home treatments are ineffective for heel pain, come visit us at Ospina Medical. We offer plantar fasciitis treatment to reduce inflammation in the ligament and reduce pain.

If you have plantar fasciitis and want relief from your foot pain, contact us at Ospina Medical. We have advanced pain management options at our clinic in New York City.

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