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What is Plantar Fasciitis?
It is best to think of plantar fasciitis as a form of tendinitis.
It is overuse of the “tendon” that connects the heel to the front of the foot.
As the arch flattens, the fascia is over stretched.
The iliotibial band is another region of the body that has a fascia.
Pain can be felt in the heel or the arch.
How can I treat plantar fasciitis at home?
Just follow my home treatment guide.
The videos are very educational.
If symptoms are not resolving, please follow up with your nearest Podiatrist.
Stretching and support are key!
How long does plantar fasciitis take to go away?
You should notice a 50% reduction in symptoms within the first two weeks of starting my treatment method.
Full resolution of plantar fasciitis can take 2-4 months.
What is the main cause of plantar fasciitis?
The main cause is overuse or a strain of the fascia.
Too much standing or walking in shoes that are not supportive.
Being bare foot or in sandals for long periods of time.
New hard flooring at home.
Can plantar fasciitis go away on its own?
Yes. It can take several months or years without any treatment.
This means you will be in pain for that period of time.
What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?
To treat plantar fasciitis you must support the arch and stretch.
The two must happen together.
Support with a good orthotic and a stability shoe.
What is a good orthotic, arch support?
A great over the counter arch support is SuperFeet.
The green color is most supportive. If it hurts your arch, try blue or berry color. Try the green one first.
Buy based on your shoe size.
Is stretching the achilles tendon important?
Yes. A tight a achilles tendon will make the plantar fasciitis worse.
You can find achilles tendon stretches in the video section.
How do I stretch the achilles tendon?
Stretching with a Night Splint is super easy.
You can wear it at night or behind a desk.
It is not meant to walk with.
Do not worry if you only wear it for an hour at night, they are not very comfortable.
Using an achilles stretch assisted device can also relieve symptoms.
What is the most important stretch?
Localized stretching on the plantar fascia using a roller or your hand is way better.
Be sure to point your toes up in the air when stretching the fascia.
Same when rolling on the ground, point those toes up.
A stretching video is found at the bottom of the page.
What do I do if pain continues?
If pain continues, be sure to see your local Podiatrist.
To make an appointment in our office, please call (949) 651-1202
We are located in Orange, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Kolodenker treats plantar fasciitis, heel pain in Irvine, California.
Last Updated 10-29-2019