Plantar faciitis specialist in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a foot condition that particularly causes a great deal of pain in the heel area. Some patients have described the pain as stabbing and is typically felt in the morning, when first getting out of bed. You may also experience pain with this condition if you stand or sit for long periods of time throughout the day. The development of plantar fasciitis is quite common among runners, those who are overweight, and those who do get enough support from their footwear.

When small tears occur on the fascia, it may become inflamed, especially if too much pressure is put on the tissue. It’s extremely important that you seek professional help as soon as you feel any type of foot pain. If plantar fasciitis is left untreated, there’s a high chance you may develop chronic heel pain. You may also develop other issues connected with your foot, knee, hip, or back, all due to the body walking differently to relieve pain felt from plantar fasciitis.

How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Despite the common causes of plantar fasciitis, there are many different treatment options. For less severe cases, conservative home remedies such as taking anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate pain, applying ice packs to the bottom of your foot and heel, slowly stretching and exercising your feet to re-strengthen the tissue, and using orthotic devices to overcome issues such as over-pronation are all ways to help manage your plantar fasciitis.

For more severe cases however, there are still things that can be done. Shockwave therapy has become a common solution for plantar fasciitis because it effectively breaks up the tissue on the bottom of your foot via sound waves which facilitates healing and regeneration, allowing you to overcome the chronic pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Even if this doesn’t work, surgery is always a final option. Surgery on the tissue itself can be done to permanently correct the issue and stop the inflammation and pain in your heels.

Treatment for plantar fasciitis depends on the severity of the specific case of the condition. Ice massage applications may be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Physical therapy is often used to treat plantar fasciitis, and this may include stretching exercises. Another treatment option is anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen.

For more information about plantar fasciitis, we recommend you consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan.

Make An Appointment With Podiatry Inc. Today

Great feet are not a privilege; they are a right. Our four convenient locations across Northeast Ohio allow us ample opportunity to assist patients with a wide range of foot, ankle and lower leg issues. In most cases, we can get you in within 24 hours. Whether you are suffering from heel pain or other foot or ankle conditions, our team of certified doctors at Podiatry Inc. can help. Call us today at (216) 245-1290 or click the "Request Appointment" tab at the top right to schedule an appointment with us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in our offices in Ohio: Beachwood, OH 44122, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124, Mentor, OH 44060 and Tallmadge, OH 44278.

Beachwood

3733 Park East Dr.
Suite 240
Beachwood, OH 44122
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Mayfield Heights

1236 SOM Center Rd.

Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, foot doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Mentor

8382 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH 44060
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

Tallmadge

116 East Ave.
Suite 4
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Phone : (216) 245-1290
Mon
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Tue
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wed
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thu
: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Fri
: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Podiatrist, Foot Doctor in the Cuyahoga County, OH: Beachwood (Woodmere, Orange, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Shaker Heights, Pepper Pike, Moreland Hills, Bedford Heights, MT Pleasant) and Mayfield Heights (Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Lyndhurst, Willoughby Hills, South Euclid, Chesterland, Wickliffe, Richmond Heights), Lake County, OH: Mentor (Willoughby, Kirtland, Waite Hill, Eastlake, Grand River, Painesville, Lakeline, Concord), and Summit County, OH: Tallmadge (Munroe Falls, Goodyear Heights, Chapel Hill, Arlington, Middlebury, Akron, Brimfield, Kent) areas

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