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Plantar Fasciitis

Signs or Symptoms

Severe pain or ache around the heel bone on the bottom of the foot.

Description

Plantar fasciitis, which is also known as a heel spur, is a painful foot condition.  The muscles of the bottom of the foot become over contracted. This over contraction causes inflammation and is then called plantar fasciitis.  The over contraction of the muscles pull on the heel bone and slowly a spur can form on the heel bone.

Causes

Over pronation is the major cause.

Standard Treatment

Orthotics, cortisone injections.

AK Approach

The muscles that support the foot and ankle are evaluated to find the ones that are malfunctioning. These are corrected and then the alignment of the foot bones is corrected. The attention is then shifted to the localized structures that are injured and failing to support the foot joints properly. These can include specialized treatments for ligaments, muscles, skin and joints. This is followed by an analysis of how the person walks or runs. Depending on the foot ankle complex, orthotics may be needed to support the foot properly. Finally, attention is directed to corrective procedures that can help stabilize and strengthen the structures to help prevent future injuries. Nutritional therapies aimed at increasing factors that would speed healing and reduce any inflammation are considered.

Other lifestyle modifications are used to prevent or minimize exacerbating the condition. A specific program for your needs is created.

Our Location

19 Center St. | Chatham, NJ 07928

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday:

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday:

9:00am - 7:00pm

Friday:

10:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday:

Closed