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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons & Podiatry located in Jupiter, FL

Plantar fasciitis is an extremely common foot issue, making up around 15% of all foot problems that medical professionals treat. If you’ve got heel pain first thing in the morning, the odds are good that it’s plantar fascia ligament damage. Fortunately, plantar fasciitis is easy to treat when you have regenerative podiatry specialist Orlando Cedeno, DPM, on your side. At Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine in Jupiter, Florida, Dr. Cedeno creates a treatment plan that eases the pain while also preventing a recurrence. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduler now.

Plantar Fasciitis Q&A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition involving inflammation in the long band of ligament tissue between your heel and toes. It's the most common reason for heel pain. 

Heel pain that usually happens when you first get out of bed is the main symptom of plantar fasciitis. You might also experience arch pain, heel stiffness, and swelling on the bottom of your heel. 

Although the pain usually goes away after you walk around, it generally comes back following any long period of rest. The first few steps of the day are so painful because your plantar fascia retracts overnight, causing the ligament to pull at your heel until it stretches out again. 

What causes plantar fasciitis?

There are several possible causes of plantar fasciitis, but a faulty foot structure is a common culprit. In particular, flat feet or extremely high arches increase your risk. Other things that may lead to plantar fasciitis include:

  • Tight Achilles tendon
  • Obesity
  • Overuse, such as increasing distance too quickly when running
  • Standing for long periods
  • Wearing unsupportive shoes, particularly flat and unstructured ones

Sometimes it's not clear why plantar fasciitis happens. Dr. Cedeno offers cutting-edge care to combat your plantar fasciitis pain regardless of how it started. 

How do you treat heel pain from plantar fasciitis?

At RegenMed LLC, Dr. Cedeno offers a wide range of different treatments for plantar fasciitis. Some options include:

  • Taping or strapping
  • Night splint
  • Physical therapy
  • Injection therapy 
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Custom orthotics
  • Shoe changes
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

It’s rare to need surgery for plantar fasciitis heel pain. But if you’ve attempted conservative care measures for a few months and still have persistent heel pain, Dr. Cedeno may recommend a surgical procedure like plantar fascia release, in which he cuts the plantar fascia to release the tension and therefore the pain.

Regardless of the plantar fasciitis treatment you choose, it’s important to take preventive steps to avoid recurrence. Dr. Cedeno focuses on true recovery, which means healing the ligament and then helping you avoid further damage. 

If you have chronic heel pain and think you might have plantar fasciitis, never fear: a top-rated foot care specialist is ready to help. Click the online scheduling tool or call to book an appointment with Dr. Cedeno at Jupiter Laser and Regenerative Medicine now.