Getting sidelined by plantar fasciitis can be a frustrating experience. You understandably want to get rid of your heel pain and return to full action as soon as possible. While most people will eventually make a full recovery through proper care, the speed of doing so differs from person to person. Some cases respond quickly to treatment, while others don’t respond to conservative measures at all and may require special attention.
Usually, common treatments such as night splints, laser treatments, insoles, rest, icing, stretching, and oral medication will be employed for about 6 weeks. With improvement, custom functional orthosis are needed. If no improvement in pain has been registered by then, additional methods such medicine injections may be considered. Immobilization, physical therapy, or even surgery may be options in the most chronic situations.
Don’t wait if you have pain. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the more likely you are to recover quickly. Let Harvey Danciger, DPM help determine your best route to recovery. Call our Palm Desert office at (760) 568-0108 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.