Sore Step Relief: New Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis Ranging from conservative and surgical relief to those gadgets seen on television
The foot is the part of the body critical for maintaining function, balance and coordination while walking. However, thousands of Americans step out of bed every morning with an excruciating throbbing sensation in the foot and heel, affecting their quality of life. For many, plantar fasciitis has become a “real pain.”
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most frequently seen conditions by foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons. It is an overuse injury affecting a band of tissue (fasciia), which supports the arch and extends from the heel to the toes. Simply, it is a degenerative “wear and tear” of a tissue within the foot.
“This is a very common problem in the adult population,” said Steven Ross, MD, clinical professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of …