Plantar fasciitis: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

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Patients who experience pain in and around the foot or ankle may find that it dramatically impacts their quality of life. They may not be able to enjoy the activities they once did, or find that they cannot perform in sports activities because of the discomfort. Patients who have heel pain will want to work with a trained and experienced team that can provide both a diagnosis and treatment option for these individuals. Drs. Peter Holmes and Kathren McCarty of encourage individuals who have discomfort impacting their daily lifestyle to cfall for an appointment to be evaluated by our team.

A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis

Individuals with heel and foot pain may be diagnosed with a condition known as plantar fasciitis. This condition can cause stabbing, sharp paints that extend from the heel to the arch of the foot. It can make it difficult to not only perform in certain activities, but can even impact one’s ability to walk properly without pain and discomfort. Our team at can accurately diagnose the cause of the pain and provide a treatment plan to relieve individuals of the symptoms. Common discomfort occur across the bottom of the heel and through the front and center portion of the heel. It can result in tingling, burning, or sharp pain that increases with weight bearing. These problems can last all day long and become problematic for individuals. A diagnosis often achieved with a physical evaluation and a description of the pain and discomfort experienced.

What are treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

Our doctors will provide a comprehensive treatment plan for patients who have been diagnosed with this condition. The severity of the condition will often determine the treatment chosen for an individual. Treatment options may include:

  • Pain management and inflammation medications
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Padding and taping of the foot for improved plantar fascia support
  • Stretching routines
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Surgical intervention

Learn more about the cause of your heel pain today

If you live in or around the area of San Antonio, Texas and are dealing with chronic heel pain, it may be time to speak to a professional about your condition and find a solution. Call the team of with Drs. Peter Holmes and Kathren McCarty to discuss your needs at (210) 696-9000. We are here to assist current and new patients with their orthopedic and sports medicine concerns at our state-of-the-art facilities.

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