Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates

Podiatrists located in New York, NY & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Plantar fasciitis is a chronic inflammatory condition that leads to ongoing heel and arch pain. Because plantar fasciitis is known for causing agonizing discomfort, the podiatry team at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates offer effective treatments in Upper East Side Manhattan and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York. Get relief from plantar fasciitis by starting your treatment plan as soon as possible. You can conveniently schedule a plantar fasciitis evaluation online or over the phone.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

The thick band of fibrous connective tissue that supports your arch, your plantar fascia, is connected at your heel bone and your toes. This ligament band acts as a shock absorber and stretches and bounces back into place with each step you take.

Between wear-and-tear from sports, being overweight, or degenerative irritation (like heel spurs), your plantar fascia can become inflamed. This condition, known as plantar fasciitis, leads to chronic foot pain that can affect you on a daily basis.

Are there symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Yes, with heel pain being at the top of the list. Plantar fasciitis can also lead to arch pain, foot swelling, and chronic arch and heel tenderness. What’s different about foot discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis is that symptoms are usually worse after long periods of inactivity, such as after sleeping.

Occasionally, periods of intensive exercise and activity trigger plantar fasciitis pain. But in this case, the pain and achiness you feel tend to flare up right after vigorous activities, rather than during them.  

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates boasts two state-of-the-art clinics in New York City where you can undergo comprehensive plantar fasciitis diagnostic and treatment solutions. After your dedicated podiatrist examines you, looks at any essential imaging, and talks with you about your symptoms, they can usually get you started on treatment the same day.

Depending on the severity of your plantar fasciitis and your daily activities, your podiatrist may combine any of the following therapies to help you get relief and to promote healing.

  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Night splints
  • Physical therapy

If these conservative plantar fasciitis treatments don’t provide effective relief after several months, your dedicated podiatrist at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend surgery. Plantar fasciitis surgery can be performed using minimally invasive measures to decrease your recovery time.

Your foot and ankle surgeon can surgically release your plantar fascia from your heel bone to relieve tension, remove irritating heel spurs, or make any other essential repairs, so you won’t have to battle plantar fasciitis another day.

Book your plantar fasciitis exam at Hamilton Foot and Ankle Associates today. Click on the online booking feature or call either location directly.