Treating Heel Pain And Plantar Fasciitis - Your Foot Doctor In Houston, TX

At the Texas Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Asia Lo is committed to diagnosing and treating your pain as soon and efficiently as possible. If you're experiencing chronic, acute, or lingering heel pain, learn more about how a foot doctor can treat your feet in West Houston, TX. Start feeling better today!

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition caused by overuse and inflammation around the heel. Typically, it's a result of too much activity, too fast, or other factors such as age, weight, and extended standing. You may be suffering from this condition if you experience:

  • Pain with walking or standing for long periods
  • Increased pain or difficulty moving after exercise
  • Difficulty standing or getting going after a long rest, such as stepping out of bed in the morning

Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Before you start any at-home treatment for plantar fasciitis, make sure to check in with your local foot doctor in West Houston, TX. This is the only way to know if your symptoms warrant a diagnosis. That being said, there are a few things your foot doctor may recommend as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Stay off your feet

Treatment for heel pain starts with rest and limiting the painful activity. That could mean cutting down on your exercise schedule, replacing running and sports with off-feet activities such as biking, or sitting down more often at work. 

Strengthen your natural foot support

Your feet hold you up all day long -  make sure that support is strong!  Training the foot musculature can lead to better arch support, reducing the stress placed on your plantar fascia. Dr. Lo can put together a comprehensive program of rehab exercises that stretch and strengthen these muscles to alleviate your pain. They can also prescribe custom arch supports for a little extra assistance and relief.

Medication

While the above options represent more long-term solutions, over-the-counter Non-Steroidal Inflammatory Drugs, or NSAIDs, can give you relief almost instantly. Take them as indicated on the bottle every 4-6 hours as pain persists, and make sure to check in with a doctor to start more thorough treatment as soon as possible. 

Get started with treatment for heel pain today!

Ready to finally get back on your feet? Contact Dr. Asia Lo at (281) 531-4100 to schedule an appointment at the Foot and Ankle Institute in West Houston, TX.

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