Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. and Rachel B. Perl, D.P.M.

Podiatrists located in West Islip, NY & Hicksville, NY

If you wake up each morning with lingering heel pain, chances are, you have plantar fasciitis. But at the offices of Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. and Dr. Rachel B. Perl in West Islip and Hicksville, New York, you can get comprehensive plantar fasciitis treatment, so you won’t have to live another day with foot discomfort. Start your plantar fasciitis care plan right away by booking a consultation online or over the phone today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

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Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

You have a long band of durable connective tissue that links your toes to your heel bone. This is known as your plantar fascia. When your plantar fascia becomes inflamed, you start experiencing lingering foot and heel pain. Your chances of developing plantar fasciitis can increase due to:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being between ages 40-60
  • Working on your feet for extended periods
  • Having flat feet, heel spurs, or high arches
  • Participating in certain physical activities, such as distance running

It isn’t well understood why some men and women are more likely to struggle with plantar fasciitis than others. No matter what’s causing your discomfort though, you have plenty of options for effective relief.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is most well-known for causing severe heel pain and stabbing sensations along the bottom of your foot. Plantar fasciitis discomfort is often worse after long periods of inactivity.

For example, if you have plantar fasciitis, your foot and heel pain are more likely to flare up upon taking your first steps after getting out of bed or after walking around when you’ve been sitting at your desk for a while.

Plantar fasciitis can also be triggered by periods of physical activity. When you’re exercising or participating in a sporting event, your foot and heel pain probably won’t bother you during your activity. But you’re highly likely to feel discomfort shortly afterward.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

The expert podiatrists at Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. spend time getting to know about your symptoms and lifestyle, so they can develop a personalized treatment plan. Treating plantar fasciitis can include:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Custom supportive orthotics
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Night splints
  • Tenex procedure
  • Physical therapy

Occasionally, the best solution for permanent plantar fasciitis relief is surgery. The foot and ankle surgeons at Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. use minimally invasive techniques to carefully release your plantar fascia, which can ultimately resolve long-term tension and foot pain.

If you want to get relief from plantar fasciitis, book an appointment online or over the phone with Robert J. Landy, D.P.M. today.