Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Podiatry Care

Yitzchak Cohen, DPM

Podiatry located in Totowa, NJ & Paterson, NJ

Plantar fasciitis makes every single step you take first thing in the morning feel unbearably painful. If you have chronic arch and heel pain or haven’t found relief from previous plantar fasciitis treatments, see how Yitzchak Cohen, DPM, of Podiatry Care, can help. As a highly skilled podiatrist in Totowa, New Jersey, Dr. Cohen can get to the root of your plantar fasciitis, so you can expect fast and effective relief. Book your plantar fasciitis exam online or over the phone.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a chronic condition that leads to ongoing inflammation of the connective tissues that link your heel bones to your toes (your plantar fascia). Normally, your plantar fascia stretches and bounces right back into shape, much like a bowstring. But any of the following issues or risk factors can increase your chances of developing plantar fasciitis:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having high arches or flat feet
  • Working long hours on your feet
  • Participating in aerobics, ballet, dancing, or ballistic activities

Plantar fasciitis can strike at any time, although in most cases, it’s diagnosed when you’re between the ages of 40-60.

When should I see a doctor for plantar fasciitis?

You should schedule an evaluation with Dr. Cohen at Podiatry Care at the first sign of foot discomfort. After all, if left untreated, plantar fasciitis can start changing the way you walk (your gait) can lead to secondary issues, including ankle and knee pain.

It’s especially important to have an evaluation at Podiatry Care right away if you’re experiencing any of these plantar fasciitis-related issues:

  • Pain that’s worse after getting out of bed
  • Heel discomfort that flares up after, not during, exercise
  • Stabbing foot pains when walking after sitting for long periods

Whether your plantar fasciitis symptoms seem minor or severe, rest assured, you can get the comprehensive treatment you need at Podiatry Care.

Can I get treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Yes and at Podiatry Care, your plantar fasciitis treatment plan is entirely tailored to your symptoms and daily activities. You may benefit from:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Daily calf and foot stretching exercises
  • Custom orthotics or night splints
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Taping and strapping
  • Specialized padding

In most cases, combining these conservative solutions helps decrease inflammation and minimize plantar fasciitis issues. For more severe cases, Dr. Cohen could recommend plantar fasciitis surgery.

Usually, plantar fasciitis surgery involves releasing your plantar fascia to lessen tension on the connective tissues, although if you have a heel spur, you might need that removed, too. All plantar fasciitis procedures performed at Podiatry Care are minimally invasive, so you can expect a quicker recovery.

Get treatment for plantar fasciitis by booking an exam at Podiatry Care right away. Request an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a team member.

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