Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It occurs when the band of tissue called the plantar fascia, which supports the arch of the foot, becomes inflamed. This inflammation can result in heel pain, especially when taking the first steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest.

At Summit Medical Care Center, we offer more than one solution to your pain with our technology and hands-on care. 

Common causes of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Overuse or Strain: Activities that involve repetitive stress on the feet, such as running or standing for long periods, can lead to plantar fasciitis.

  • Foot Structure: Flat feet or high arches can contribute to the development of plantar fasciitis.

  • Improper Footwear: Wearing shoes with inadequate support or improper fit can increase the risk of plantar fasciitis.

  • Obesity: Excess body weight puts additional stress on the plantar fascia.

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis include:

  • Beyond stretching and ice, Dr. Brad Richardson can offer custom-fit orthotics, laser therapy, shockwave therapy and more depending on his findings. 

Find out how we can alleviate or even eliminate your agonizing foot pain!