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Do I have Plantar Fasciitis or Heel Pain?

The treatment’s for these problems are different! If you have pain in the heel then go to the Heel Pain page.

The plantar fasciitis pain is mainly from the front of the foot to the heel only in the arch so the pain is only in the arch of you foot. Fasciitis is strain on the ligament on the bottom of your foot.

Plantar Fasciitis

Many times by changing shoes or using a OTC arch support fasciitis and go away over a few weeks. Also stretching and sometimes wearing a night splint can also help. You can also wrap the arch to support it much like people do for a tendonitis of the elbow (tennis elbow).

If you do not improve, then the best treatment is a custom made orthotics (arch support). These are made from a cast of your feet and are hand made they are flexible not rigid like most.

You can call our main office for and appointment at any of our offices at 816-461-7755.

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Plantar Fasciitis Treatment