Towson (Bellona) Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 337-5321
8322 Bellona Ave.
Suite 100
Towson, MD 21204
UM St. Joseph Medical Center / Scoliosis and Spine Center

Phone: 410-337-8888
Fax: (410) 823-4833
7505 Osler Drive
Suite 104
Towson, MD 21204-7737

Bel Air Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 569-3551
201 Plumtree Rd
Suite 301
Bel Air, MD 21015
Rosedale Office

Phone: 410-337-7900
Fax: (410) 391-8084
9110 Philadelphia Rd
Suite 308
Rosedale, MD 21237
Havre de Grace Office

NOTE: Our Havre de Grace office has CLOSED effective June 15, 2017. Click "Contact/Office Locations" below.
 

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Main Number: (410) 337-7900

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

If you feel pain in the bottom of your foot or heel when you take your first steps in the morning, you may have a condition called plantar fasciitis. This common foot concern typically affects individuals who are middle aged or older or who spend long hours on their feet working or exercising. Other factors that can increase the likelihood of plantar fasciitis developing include excess weight, high arches or flat feet, and pronation (when the feet roll inward when walking). The pain you feel is due to strain of the plantar fascia band, a ligament that connects the heel of your foot to your toes and supports the arch. When this flat band of tissue becomes injured, the ligament can become swollen, inflamed, weak, and irritated, typically resulting in discomfort when standing or walking.

feetOur experienced orthopaedic surgeon utilizes a combination of non-surgical treatment methods to help reduce pain, stretch and repair the ligament, and return you to normal activity as quickly as possible. In most cases, surgery will not be necessary. Instead, a multi-modality approach incorporating stretches, medication, orthotics, and, potentially, steroid injections, usually can provide significant relief over time.

Plantar fasciitis typically develops over several years, though the pain may suddenly appear or worsen. If you have additional questions about this condition and how we can help to reduce your pain, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today.

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