Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
If you don’t treat plantar fasciitis, it may become a chronic condition. Fortunately, the condition can usually be successfully treated with conservative measures such as use of anti-inflammatory medications and ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy or cortisone injections.
When conservative measures fail, we may use EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology) or PRP injections (Platelet Rich Plasma) to treat plantar fasciitis. Due to its high success rate and non-invasive technology, EPAT is often recommended by our physicians to patients with plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fascia surgery is an option if all else fails. This involves a release of the ligament from the heel bone. This procedure is reserved for patients who have severe pain and have failed other treatments for 6-12 months.
If you are experiencing heel pain, we encourage you to request an appointment with one of our podiatrists now. Contact us right through the website and one of our receptionists will be in contact with you shortly. Or you can call our office at (603) 431-6070 during business hours and speak with someone.