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Expert Plantar Fasciitis Doctor in Austin, TX

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It occurs as a result of inflammation in the plantar fascia, the rubbery strip of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. This type of chronic pain can be difficult to manage without proper medical care, and can become worse the longer it's left untreated.

At Greater Austin Podiatry Associates, we understand how debilitating this condition can be and strive to provide our patients with the best treatment options available. Milam Raemsch, DPM and his experienced team will work with you to develop a customized plan for managing your plantar fasciitis symptoms, often without any need for invasive surgery.

If you're ready to take control of your heel pain with a leading podiatrist in Austin, we invite you to schedule your first appointment with Greater Austin Podiatry Associates today. Together, we can create a plan that's right for you.

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Plantar Fasciitis Surgery & Nonsurgical Solutions

The best treatment for plantar fasciitis will depend on your individual condition and severity of your symptoms. The podiatrists at Greater Austin Podiatry Associates are skilled in both surgical and nonsurgical solutions for plantar fasciitis, but we're committed to offering the most conservative solutions first.

Nonsurgical treatments may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): These medications can reduce inflammation to help relieve pain.
  • Shockwave therapy: This leading-edge treatment that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in the plantar fascia.
  • Stretching and exercise: A physical therapist will work with you to create a program of stretching, strengthening and conditioning exercises that targets the muscles in your feet and legs.
  • Orthotics: This type of shoe insert can help to provide better support and cushioning in your shoes, as well as redistribute pressure on the foot.

In rare cases, Dr. Raemsch may recommend surgery for a patient’s plantar fasciitis. Surgical treatments may include:

  • Plantar fascia release, a minimally invasive procedure that involves cutting the tight band of tissue in your foot to reduce arch pain and inflammation
  • Tenotomy, a procedure that involves making small incisions in the tendons to relieve tension
  • Heel spur removal, a procedure to remove a bone growth in the bottom of your foot

No matter what treatment you choose, our team at Greater Austin Podiatry Associates is committed to providing superior care and helping you find long-term relief from plantar fasciitis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is heel pain. It may be worse when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or sitting for long periods of time. You may also experience swelling, redness and tenderness in the area where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone.

What is the cause of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is usually caused by overuse of the foot or repetitive strain. Certain factors can put you at an increased risk for plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having a high arch in your foot
  • Wearing shoes that don't provide enough cushioning and support
  • Standing for long periods of time on hard surfaces
  • Sudden increase in physical activity level

Do you accept insurance for plantar fasciitis treatment near me?

Yes! Greater Austin Podiatry Associates is passionate about offering affordable, accessible, top-quality care to our patients in Greater Austin, which is why we’re proud to accept insurance from most major providers. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions.

How can I get started with the best plantar fasciitis specialist near me?

Greater Austin Podiatry Associates makes it simple to get started with us. Just call us at (737) 286-9009 to request your first appointment with us, and we’ll get back to you quickly and efficiently to help you take your first steps toward relief!