Heel Pain Richmond VA
Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and degeneration of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis . As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation. Dr. Vantre and Dr. Kadukammakal are experts in treating heel pain and utilize conservative treatments for most patients at their first visit. They may recommend orthotics, exercises, physical therapy, medications, or in some cases surgery to resolve your pain. It is important to seek attention early in the development of plantar fasciitis as conservative care is 90% successful in these acute situations.
Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to resolve the pain. This is only necessary for approximately 5-10% of patients. If you are suffering from Heel Pain in the Richmond VA area, contact Our Office at 804-285-3933 today!