Your provider may suggest at-home methods first to treat your plantar fasciitis, recommending rest, avoiding certain physical activities, and icing the area.
If your plantar fasciitis persists and the at-home remedies aren’t successful, your provider might suggest:
- Night Splints
- Custom orthotics
- Heel pads
- Stem cell therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma therapy
- Physical rehabilitation
- Oral medications and injections, such as steroids and anti-inflammatories
Your provider gives you valuable information on healthy lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, anti-inflammatory nutrition, and stress management to lower your inflammation and any high levels of stress hormones that may be worsening your condition.
For more severe cases of plantar fasciitis surgery might be recommended. Typically, the surgery is a plantar fascia release — the removal of a portion of your plantar fascia ligament from your heel bone.
If you’re dealing with heel pain or think you may have plantar fasciitis, call Gardner Orthopedics or book online today.