What is Plantar Fasciitis and how we Treat

There is a structure along the bottom of the foot called the plantar fascia that stretches from the heel to the base of the toes. If your arch drops, this puts extra strain on the plantar fascia, and it may become inflamed and result in heel pain. This condition is called plantar fasciitis. Patients often complain of discomfort in the heel, the arch of the foot, or back of the leg when walking. The pain is usually worst when getting up after a period sitting or rest. The first step in the morning is typically the most painful.
Bone spurs are commonly seen with plantar fasciitis. These calcium deposits grow on the heel bone when the plantar fascia pulls on the heel bone. Spurs are almost never the cause of heel pain and usually do not need to be removed.
There are several Risk factors for developing plantar fasciitis and heel pain which include: overuse during exercise, use of the incline on a treadmill, working on hard floors, standing or walking for many hours a day, having tight calf muscles, alternating between low and high heels, and having flat feet or very high arches. We treat Plantar Fasciitis with Orthotics, Topical and Oral Medications, Foot Splints, Stretching, Injections, Ossatron Shock Wave, Radial Shock Wave, and Topaz Radiofrequency Coblation.
Dr. Rainer was the first foot doctor in Greenville to use the Ossatron procedure for plantar fasciitis.
He was the first Podiatrist in the Greenville-Greer area to perform Topaz Radiofrequencty Coblation in office. We also do the Instep fasciotomy and the endoscopic procedures.

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