Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a condition affecting the large band of tissues which connect your heel to your toes and making them painful. The Golla Center for Podiatry in Pittsburgh offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections or Prolotherapy as treatment options to deal with plantar fasciitis and any of these conditions:
. Tendonitis
. Achilles tendonitis
. Arthritic condition
. Joint pain
. Inflammatory conditionsProlotherapy can also reduce your fracture healing time or even post-surgical recovery.

What does the pain of plantar fasciitis feel like?

The pain of plantar fasciitis is usually sharp and occurs in the arch of your foot and the bottom of the heel. The pain level is usually equivalent to an ache or slight bruise. Although some can endure the pain, many cases require treatment. Plantar fasciitis pain disappear by itself if you can walk around on your feet for a while. However in cases where extreme pain prevents you from walking, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections may be required.
Even in cases where walking causes the pain to disappear, there’s a high likelihood the pain will return the following day. When your plantar fasciitis continues to return over time, prolotherapy injections may be needed.

What symptoms develop from plantar fasciitis?

Patients with plantar fasciitis develop acute pain in the middle of their feet or bottom of their heels which may even prevent them from walking.
Pain from plantar fasciitis develops gradually and can become quite severe if left untreated.
Sometimes plantar fasciitis can affect both feet leading to serious difficulty when trying to walk. Typically the sharp pain is felt immediately following physical activity, and patients usually only feel slight discomfort when moving. Plantar fasciitis is almost always at its worst during the morning when you get out of bed or following extended relaxation periods when sitting down. Stairs may be especially challenging due to extreme pain and stiffness in your heel.
Prolonged physical activity may cause increased inflammation and flare up pain that you thought had disappeared for good. Both prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections safe and effective treatments for plantar fasciitis.

Why does my plantar fasciitis feel so bad?

Patients usually report that the real reason the pain is so intolerable is because it’s inescapable. When you experience constant and chronic pain in your feet, it begins to reduce your pain tolerance. It is always recommended to seek treatment for plantar fasciitis as soon as possible so that your pain doesn’t reach extreme levels.

How can I cure my plantar fasciitis?

Although some cases of plantar fasciitis may cure all on their own, chronic cases require the help of a podiatrist. If you have been feeling pain in your feet for weeks, it’s definitely time to seek Prolotherapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections at the Golla Center for Podiatry in Pittsburgh.

What could happen if I ignore my plantar fasciitis?

While you might get lucky and have your symptoms clear up on their own, many times the pain just continues to grow until you finally seek treatment.
If you pain starts to spread to new areas in your feet, hips, knees, or lower back; this is a sign that your condition is getting worse.

Will walking help my plantar fasciitis?

Every person is different. Walking might help some, but it’s important to do it correctly. If you feel any pain, immediately reduce your speed and don’t try to push through it. Afterwards you should put an ice pack on the bottom of your feet and leave it there for a minimum of 20 minutes. Doing this can reduce inflammation considerably. Freezing a water bottle can be an effective alternative with the added benefit of being able to roll your feet on it to help reduce your pain.The Golla Center for Podiatry has the best foot doctors in Pittsburgh ready to treat your plantar fasciitis. Schedule your risk free consultation and get back to having normal, pain-free feet today!

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