A common foot condition that affects numerous patients is referred to as plantar fasciitis. This occurs when the tissue that is located on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. This condition focuses on the plantar fascia, which connects the toes to the heels. The arch is supported by this band of tissue, and can be affected as this condition progresses. There are common reasons why plantar fasciitis may gradually develop. These can consist of standing for the majority of the day, existing foot conditions that may include having a rigid Achilles tendon, and wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Patients may find moderate relief when the affected foot is elevated. It may also be beneficial to perform exercises that can strengthen the overall foot. Additionally, it may help to tape the foot which can provide support. If you feel you have this ailment, it is suggested that you schedule a consultation with a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, contact Dr. Sergey Losyev from Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.What Is Plantar Fasciitis?Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?Excessive runningNon-supportive shoesOverpronationRepeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fasciaHow Can It Be Treated?Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devicesShockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitisSurgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heelWhile very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Morganville, NJ, Bay Street in Brooklyn, and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.