While our feet are incredibly designed parts of our body, the stress and strain of life and its activities can take a toll. Heel pain is one of the most common complaints when it comes to foot pain. Plantar fasciitis in particular is an ailment that causes many to come into foot specialist, Dr. Harvey Danciger’s podiatric office.
The plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel bone. Several reasons can cause this ligament to become inflamed resulting in plantar fasciitis. The stretching and pulling of the plantar fascia can also lead to bone spurs developing on the heel bone.
How can I treat plantar fasciitis?
There are some effective conservative treatments to help plantar faciitis. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines, stretching exercises, splints and custom orthotics can alleviate symptoms. Dr. Danciger will always try conservative treatments in the effort to avoid surgery at all cost. Fortunately, advancements in technology have also paved the way for another line of defense for heel pain and plantar fasciitis: laser therapy.
An FDA approved treatment; laser therapy uses a light beam on the injured area to provide relief. Some of the benefits of this type of treatment include:
- It is non-invasive and painless
- It is able to penetrate deep into the soft tissues.
- It eliminates the need for surgery
- It stimulates tissue repair and growth
- It accelerates healing
- It decreases pain and inflammation
- It increases circulation
If you have persistent heel pain or plantar fasciitis that is hindering your life, we can help. Contact our Palm Desert, CA podiatric office today to discuss whether laser therapy can provide relief for your pain. Call (760) 568-0108 or request an appointment online.