Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis arises from inflammation of the plantar fascia, a vital band of tissue supporting the arch of the foot. It commonly develops due to repetitive strain or overuse, often exacerbated by factors like age, foot structure, and intense physical activities. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial to preventing chronic discomfort and long-term complications, emphasizing the importance of prompt treatment.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis manifests primarily through symptoms such as sharp heel pain, particularly noticeable in the morning or after prolonged rest. Pain tends to worsen with activity, accompanied by tenderness and swelling around the heel area, making walking or standing for extended periods challenging. Understanding these symptoms helps in early recognition and timely management of the condition, enhancing overall recovery outcomes.


Accurate diagnosis involves a comprehensive approach at Crown Foot and Ankle. Our process includes a detailed physical examination to assess foot structure, range of motion, and localized tenderness. 

Diagnostic imaging techniques such as X-rays or ultrasound may be utilized to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other potential causes of heel pain. We also evaluate medical history and lifestyle factors to tailor treatment plans specifically suited to individual patient needs, ensuring effective and targeted care.

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Treatment Options

Conservative Treatments

Our treatment strategies emphasize non-invasive approaches aimed at reducing pain and promoting healing. Custom orthotic inserts are customized to provide essential arch support, alleviating strain on the plantar fascia during daily activities. Physical therapy sessions focus on strengthening foot muscles, improving flexibility, and incorporating specific stretching exercises to enhance mobility and pain relief. Additionally, night splints are recommended to maintain a stretched position of the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon during sleep, facilitating gradual healing and symptom reduction.

Medical Interventions

In cases where conservative measures are insufficient, we offer advanced medical interventions to manage symptoms effectively. Corticosteroid injections deliver targeted relief by reducing inflammation in the affected area, providing temporary pain alleviation for severe discomfort. 

Shockwave therapy represents a non-invasive treatment option that stimulates tissue regeneration and accelerates healing, particularly beneficial for stubborn cases of plantar fasciitis resistant to traditional therapies.

Surgical Options (if necessary)

For persistent symptoms that do not respond to conservative treatments, surgical intervention such as fasciotomy may be considered. This procedure involves releasing the tight plantar fascia to relieve tension and restore foot function, offering a viable solution for individuals experiencing chronic pain and limited mobility despite previous treatments.

Our Approach

We prioritize a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to treating plantar fasciitis. Our experienced podiatrist conducts thorough evaluations, combining detailed medical history reviews, precise physical examinations, and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to formulate personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique condition and lifestyle. We empower patients through education, ensuring they are actively involved in decision-making processes to achieve optimal outcomes and long-term relief.

Why Choose Us?

We are a team of dedicated professionals committed to delivering exceptional care and achieving positive patient outcomes. Our practice features modern facilities equipped with advanced technologies for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment delivery, ensuring a comfortable and supportive environment throughout the treatment journey. 

Patient satisfaction is our priority, underscored by testimonials and success stories that highlight our expertise in managing plantar fasciitis and restoring foot health.

Schedule Your Consultation

Ready to alleviate your heel pain and improve your quality of life? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with our experienced team. Take the first step toward comprehensive relief and personalized care for your plantar fasciitis.