Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists located in Aurora, CO

About 10% of people suffer from plantar fasciitis in their lifetime. This foot condition causes aching and tenderness in your heel, which can make everyday tasks like walking incredibly painful. To end your symptoms today, visit Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists in Aurora, Colorado. The practice is led by a board-certified team of podiatrists who use safe and effective methods to help you resolve plantar fasciitis and resume normal activities quickly. To book an appointment, call or schedule online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the plantar ligament of the foot. This ligament runs under the skin along the bottom of the foot between your heel and your toes.

Plantar fasciitis is commonly associated with extreme heel pain and discomfort. The condition is one of the most common causes of heel pain. About 2 million people seek treatment for Plantar fasciitis each year.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

There are several hallmarks of plantar fasciitis. Many people who have the condition experience such symptoms as:

  • Pain on the bottom of their heel
  • Extreme discomfort when putting weight on their foot after sitting or sleeping
  • Pain that gets worse with exercise or activity

If you have plantar fasciitis, you might be prone to other foot problems, like bunions, an abnormal arch, or calluses.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that's more common with age. It’s most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60. With everyday activities like walking or exercising, the plantar ligament is susceptible to wear-and-tear.

You may be more likely to develop plantar fasciitis if you engage in sports such as long-distance running or basketball, or if you work in an occupation that requires long periods of standing.

Plantar fasciitis is more common if you’re overweight, as excess weight puts stress on the plantar fascia ligament. You can also develop the condition if you have a high or abnormal foot arch.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

There are many ways to treat plantar fasciitis to minimize heel pain and regain mobility. Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists uses the TOPAZ procedure, a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency to treat tendons and fascia. It allows most people to return to their activities quickly and reduce pain without surgery.

Depending on your needs and symptoms, treatment for plantar fasciitis might also include rest, cortisone injections, physical therapy stretches, supportive shoes, and custom orthotics.

To learn more about plantar fasciitis treatment at Metropolitan Foot and Ankle Specialists, book a consultation using the one-click scheduler or call to make an appointment today.