Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis services offered in Fresno and Madera, CA

Walking and standing can be excruciatingly painful when you suffer from plantar fasciitis, forcing you to avoid activities you once enjoyed. At Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center, Jay Mukker, DPM, FABPM, CWS, and Gavin Lee, DPM, are committed to getting you back on your feet pain-free. Call the office or reach out online to schedule an appointment at the Fresno or Madera, California, location.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a severe strain of the ligament that goes across and supports the arch of your foot. As the ligament becomes more and more strained, it starts tearing in very small areas, causing even more pain. Plantar fasciitis can stem from:

  • Rolling your feet inward too much while walking
  • Genetics (high arches or flat feet)
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Having tight calf muscles
  • Standing or walking on hard surfaces for long periods

How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

Make an appointment at Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center for an initial consultation. During your visit, your provider gathers information about your family medical history and your own medical history. If you had an injury to your feet in the past, bring in medical statements or old images to look through.

Make sure you share what triggers your foot pain, when it occurs, or what makes it better. To help customize a treatment plan, your doctor needs to know about any sports or physical activities you’re involved in. Depending on your symptoms, an x-ray of your feet might be necessary. This helps rule out other possible problems, including a small fracture. 

Should I wear inserts in my shoes?

Yes. But just any insert will not do. Your doctor can order custom orthotic inserts for you. 

During your visit, your provider takes images, measures your foot, and sends them to their lab. There, the designers handcraft each of your orthotic inserts. When you slip them into your shoes, they’ll immediately start to correct imbalances and pronation (foot movement) issues with the specialized 3 Arch Advantage™.

The issue with store-bought inserts is that they’re created for everyone. They might put too much pressure on one area while not giving enough support in other areas. This can not only make your pain worse, but it can also impact how you walk, further increasing your pain level. Because off-the-shelf inserts can be problematic, custom inserts are ideal for helping with plantar fasciitis. 

To schedule an appointment at Advanced Foot Care and Clinical Research Center, call the office or reach out online.