Plantar fasciitis leads to severely inflamed connective tissue along the bottom of your foot and into your heel. If you experience stabbing or aching foot pains, especially when you first get out of bed, you can get the treatment you need at Errol Gindi, D.P.M., in Valley Stream, New York. Click on the online scheduler to book your plantar fasciitis exam or call the clinic to book a visit.

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What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis sufferers often complain of agonizing heel pain. What’s different about the foot pain you experience with plantar fasciitis, as compared to other foot conditions, is that plantar fasciitis tends to be at its peak after periods of inactivity.

You may find that you have stabbing heel or arch pains while walking around after getting out of bed, or after getting up from several hours of sitting at your office chair. The pain you experience with plantar fasciitis may be associated with:

  • Burning
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Numbness

If you’re an athlete or exercise regularly, you may find that plantar fasciitis doesn’t bother you during activities. But you may have lots of foot and heel pain shortly after your session is complete.

Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

If any of the above symptoms sound familiar, chances are, your plantar fascia is inflamed (plantar fasciitis). Your plantar fascia is a long, thick band of connective tissues that run across your arch and provide support. Even though it’s designed to be your body’s most durable shock absorber, your plantar fascia can certainly wear down and flare up due to:

  • Strain from being overweight
  • Having flat feet or high arches
  • Older age, especially if you’re between 40-60
  • Distance running, dancing, or ballistic jumping sports

Dr. Gindi also finds that working in professions that require you to stand on your feet all day, like factory workers or teachers, can also contribute to plantar fasciitis. Other times, overpronation can be to blame. If your feet roll inwards excessively while walking, it flattens your feet and lengthens your arches, which puts added tension on your plantar fascia.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

At the office of Errol Gindi, D.P.M., you can receive some of the most innovative and effective treatment solutions available for plantar fasciitis. Dr. Gindi may combine any of the following therapies.

  • Regular icing
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Stretching exercises
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Radial shockwave therapy with enPulsPro
  • Radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFNA)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If you need surgery for plantar fasciitis, which is an absolute last resort, Dr. Gindi can perform in-office surgical procedures with local nerve blocks. He performs plantar fasciitis surgery using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques to release a small portion of your plantar fascia band, so you can experience relief almost instantly.

Schedule your plantar fasciitis evaluation at the office of Errol Gindi, D.P.M., directly through the online booking feature. You can also call the office to book an appointment.