PLANTAR FASCIITIS

RELIEVING CHRONIC HEEL PAIN IN RICHMOND, VA

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WHAT IS PLANTAR FASCIITIS? 

Are you experiencing foot pain? Plantar Fasciitis may be the cause. Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain, caused by an inflamed or degenerated plantar fascia ligament on the bottom of your foot. Often, this inflammation and degeneration is caused by a structural issue somewhere in the lower extremity. Some of these potential structural issues include flat feet, high-arched feet or tight calf muscles.

If you are experiencing regular or even debilitating pain in the arch or heel, it may be time to speak with an orthopedic specialist here at G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Our Foot and Ankle Specialist, Dr. Anson Chu, considers patient care of the utmost importance, and he is committed to finding the best possible treatment plan for each patient, exhausting any and all nonsurgical treatment methods before resorting to surgical intervention.

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SYMPTOMS OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS

The primary symptom of plantar fasciitis is significant pain in the foot and heel. However, it can be difficult to determine if the root of your foot pain is simply the result of short-term stress or a long-term problem. Some indications that your foot pain might be a sign of a larger problem include:

  • Tenderness in the heel or arch of the foot
  • Heel pain that is worse in the morning when first stepping out of bed
  • Increased heel pain after activity
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PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATMENT

There are a variety of nonsurgical treatments our orthopedic specialists may attempt before resorting to any kind of surgery. Based on your particular case, Dr. Chu may recommend anything from ice to surgical intervention, always taking care to give you the best treatment necessary for your particular case, goals and activity level.

If you are currently experiencing foot or ankle pain, the first step is to minimize pain and discomfort by resting the foot, icing the affected area or taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce swelling. If pain persists, consult with G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Foot and Ankle Specialist Dr. Anson Chu to determine next steps.

Physical therapy is often a crucial part of treating plantar fasciitis. Your physician may also give a corticosteroid injection to help with symptoms.

Occasionally, an MRI scan may be ordered to confirm diagnosis. In rare instances, surgical intervention is required. In this case, your surgeon will perform a ligament or tendon release to remedy the issue.

HOW G2 ORTHOPEDICS AND SPORTS MEDICINE CAN HELP

If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic or debilitating foot pain, contact G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today to schedule a consultation online or over the phone at 804-678-9000. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, injured worker or simply an individual looking for a second professional opinion on your injury and treatment options, Dr. Chu is passionate about providing each patient with the quality of care given to professional athletes. Call or visit us today to set up your first appointment with our nationally recognized care team.

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