Plantar fasciitis is a common medical condition that causes heel pain and foot discomfort. Your plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that is responsible for connecting your heel bone to your toes. When this area becomes strained, the fascia weakens and begins to swell. Most people notice this type of heel pain immediately after standing up in the morning. While this condition more commonly affects middle-aged people, it can also affect athletes and younger people that are constantly on their feet.
In order to get the appropriate answers to all of your questions about how to treat plantar fasciitis, Dr. Grossfeld has shared some videos on Youtube. These videos discuss proper plantar fasciitis treatment, appropriate shoe choice, night splint treatment and exercises for plantar fasciitis.
Video 1: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment involves a varied approach that includes choosing proper footwear, physical therapy and stretching, a night splint, and sometimes anti-inflammatory medicines and/or cortisone injections. Learn more about plantar fasciitis treatment in this helpful video.
Video 2: Plantar Fasciitis Exercises
Plantar Fasciitis Exercises are simple to do. Watch Louisville orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor Stacie Grossfeld MD explain 3 easy plantar fasciitis exercises that you can do while at home or the office. Plantar fasciitis exercises including proper stretching is an important part of treating plantar fasciitis.
Video 3: Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis
When it comes to plantar fasciitis, the shoes you wear can make a big difference. People with plantar fasciitis should choose shoes that have good arch support and stability. In this video, board certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stacie Grossfeld offers specifics about the best shoes for plantar fasciitis which includes some examples of shoes you should consider and shoes you should avoid.
Video 4: Night Splint for Plantar Fasciitis
Wearing a night splint for plantar fasciitis can make a big difference. Even if you end up kicking the night splint off in the middle of the night, you’ll still reap benefits for the time you are able to wear it. Also, if the 90 degree angle is uncomfortable while using a night splint for plantar fasciitis, watch this video to see other angles you can try that are still beneficial.