Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in NYC

The most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel is plantar fasciitis. This condition is the result of inflammation in the tissue that connects the bone of the heel to the toes, which is known as the plantar fascia.

Dr. Lori Weisenfeld is a board-certified podiatrist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. If you are experiencing symptoms of heel pain, contact our podiatry office on Broadway at (212) 683- 4078.

Dr. Weisenfeld provides a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments for heel pain and will take the time to discuss your condition and the treatment option that is best for you.

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

There are a variety of situations that can contribute to the inflammation and pain related to plantar fasciitis.  Some of these include:

  • Wearing footwear that does not provide enough support to the foot
  • Having other foot conditions such as flat feet, overpronation or high arches
  • Having tight calf muscles
  • An increase in activity or exercise
  • Frequently running long distances or being on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Being overweight and/or obese

How Concorde Medical Group Addresses Foot Pain

The best strategy to treating plantar fasciitis is to catch it early on and start implementing strategies to avoid further damage to your foot.

If you suspect that you may have plantar fasciitis, or if you are experiencing any type of pain in your feet, please contact Concorde Medical Group today to schedule a consultation. Foot pain is never normal!

Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis

By thoroughly evaluating your symptoms, reviewing your medical history, and completing a physical examination of the affected area, Dr. Weisenfeld can typically determine whether you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. Additional diagnostic tests, including X-rays, ultrasound and MRI technologies are available, if needed, to assist in this process. The doctor will also rule out other causes of heel pain such as:

  • A fracture of the heel bone
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • A tear in the fascia
  • Plantar fibromatosis

Treatment Options in NYC

Once plantar fasciitis has been identified, Dr. Weisenfeld will explain her recommendations for treatment based on your individual mechanics, lifestyle, symptoms and goals.

If the condition is treated early, simple measures such as specific exercises, change in shoes, stretching and icing are often all that is needed to solve the problem. Some other treatments that may be discussed are oral anti-inflammatories, over the counter arch supports, prescription arch supports (orthotics), injections, physical therapy, splints, PRP and extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Surgical management is rarely needed for this common, but sometimes debilitating condition.

Schedule Your Plantar Fasciitis Consultation Today

If you are experiencing heel pain, contact Concorde Medical Group. Dr. Lori Weisenfeld has extensive experience treating plantar fasciitis and will recommend treatment based on your individual needs. For questions, or to schedule a consultation for treatment of heel pain or plantar fasciitis, please call (212) 683-4078 to schedule a consultation at our podiatry office on Broadway.

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