Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band connecting the heel to the front of the foot. This occurs when the fascia is overstretched or overused (for example, by engaging in long-distance running or after a sudden weight gain). Plantar fasciitis is most common in men between the ages of 40 and 70.
If you have plantar fasciitis, you may feel pain in your heel that is most acute during your first few steps of the day, when climbing stairs or after performing intense activity.
There are several conditions that cause foot pain similar to plantar fasciitis including bursitis, tendinitis or a stress fracture. Consequently, if you are suffering from foot and heel pain, it is important to receive a correct diagnosis.
How We Can Help
At the Kaplan Center, our physicians have years of experience treating patients with conditions such as plantar fasciitis, and we completely reject the notion that “you just have to live with it.”
At your first visit, your Kaplan physician will take the time to explore the onset of your condition, the specific nature of your symptoms and the overall status of your health. You’ll also be asked about the medications and therapies you’ve tried in the past and what has and hasn’t worked for you.
After reviewing all of the factors contributing to your condition, your physician will spend time talking with you about your diagnosis and working with you to create a customized and multi-dimensional treatment plan that addresses not only your immediate pain but also any possible underlying or co-existing conditions that may be causing or aggravating your symptoms.
We offer a multitude of effective non-surgical treatment options, including:
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Physical Therapy
- Prescription Medications
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Research Publication: Platelet-rich plasma for treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. PubMed Health, US Library of Medicine
Research Publication: The comparison of the effect of corticosteroids and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. PubMed Health, US Library of Medicine
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Our goal is to return you to optimal health as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment please call: 703-532-4892 x2