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Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Every year, about 2 million people in the United States are treated for plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. At AIRE Podiatry Studio in Manhattan’s Upper East Side of New York City, Erin Koprince, DPM, DABPM, and Mona Ramani, DPM, AACFAS, specialize in diagnosing and treating plantar fasciitis. The experienced podiatrists use cutting-edge therapies to speed up the healing process. Call AIRE Podiatry Studio or schedule a consultation online today.

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. This ligament connects the back of your heel to your toes on the bottom of your feet. The plantar fascia braces the arch of your foot, acting as a shock absorber to lower the pressure and stress on your feet and ankles when standing, walking, running, or jumping.

You develop plantar fasciitis from excess pressure on the ligament, causing inflammation and tiny tears in the tissue.

Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis. However, the foot condition is common in athletes (especially runners), people with a high foot arch, and people who spend long periods on their feet.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis symptoms vary in type and severity. The tell-tale symptom is pain in your heel when you first get out of bed in the morning or after spending an extended period off your feet.

You might also notice increased pain after exercise but no pain during your workout. The pain lasts for months and can cause swelling in the heel. You might also have tightness in your Achilles tendon.

When should I seek podiatry care for plantar fasciitis?

You should seek podiatry care at AIRE Podiatry Studio for plantar fasciitis if you have ongoing heel or foot pain that makes it difficult to engage in routine activities.

AIRE Podiatry Studio takes a patient-centered approach to care, focusing on your whole health. Your podiatrist reviews your symptoms and daily routine during your plantar fasciitis consultation. They ask about your medical history and examine your feet.

They could request in-office X-rays to rule out other conditions that might explain your symptoms.

What treatments can improve plantar fasciitis?

AIRE Podiatry Studio’s skilled podiatrists personalize your plantar fasciitis treatment based on your symptoms and how the condition affects your daily life. Initially, your plan can include:

  • Change in shoes
  • Activity changes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Custom-fitted orthotics (inserts for your shoes)
  • In-house physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Stem cell injections
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Tenex treatment

Tenex is a minimally invasive procedure using innovative technology to break up scar tissue and remove damaged tissue.

AIRE Podiatry Studio aims to improve your plantar fasciitis as quickly as possible so you can return to your active lifestyle. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.