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Plantar Fasciitis

Sports Medicine & Non-Surgical Orthopedic Physicians located in Boulder and Centennial, CO

Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Centennial and Boulder, CO

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain. The sports medicine experts at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics in Boulder and Centennial, Colorado, offer cutting-edge treatments for plantar fasciitis that stimulate the repair process, healing your injury faster. Call today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about plantar fasciitis treatment.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, attaching the back of your heel to your toes. The plantar fascia supports the foot’s movement when walking and running and acts as a shock absorber.

With constant use, tears can develop in the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation and pain. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes foot and ankle pain, especially in runners.

I have heel pain. Do I have plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis’ primary symptom is heel pain. But you can experience heel pain from many causes. With plantar fasciitis, you’ll notice that your pain is worse when you first wake up or after sitting for an extended period.

People with plantar fasciitis also notice pain after they workout but not during the workout.

Though common in runners, anyone who spends much time on their feet can develop this overuse injury.

When should I see sports medicine for plantar fasciitis?

You should schedule a visit with the sports medicine experts at Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics if you suffer from heel or foot pain. They treat people of all ages and backgrounds, offering nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments for conditions like plantar fasciitis.

They ask detailed questions about your symptoms and usual activities. They review your medical history and complete a physical exam. They often diagnose plantar fasciitis following the health history review and physical. But they might request imaging tests to rule out other causes of your symptoms.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics takes a progressive approach to care, offering cutting-edge therapies to treat plantar fasciitis. The details of your plan will depend on how severe your symptoms are. Still, they can include:

  • Activity changes
  • Different, more supportive shoes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Nutritional supplements for inflammation
  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cells

Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics also offers extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT) and focused shock wave (FSW) treatments. These therapies stimulate metabolic activity at the cellular level to heal damage to the plantar fascia.

Plantar fasciitis takes time to improve. Call Breakthrough Regenerative Orthopedics today or book an appointment online to learn about treatments that can speed up the process.