If you need expert treatment for plantar fasciitis, turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group. Our practice has faithfully served residents of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida, since our founding in 1949. Dr. Daniel Murphy and Dr. Arnold Ramirez – our board-certified physicians – specialize in conservatively treating a full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions with progressive therapies and regenerative medicines.
Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia, or the thin yet strong band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. This condition is among the most common causes of heel pain, and develops when excessive strain and stress is placed on the feet. Pain is usually worse in the morning or after long periods of inactivity. Athletes are particularly susceptible to plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis treatment depends on the extent of the condition as well as the patient’s overall health and lifestyle. Many patients can resolve their pain with rest, ice therapy, over-the-counter medications, and a regimen of stretching. Other cases may require more extensive treatment, such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, or wearing a splint that stretches the plantar fascia at night.
The physicians and physical therapists at Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group are ready to provide relief for your plantar fasciitis pain. As our patient, you will receive an individualized treatment plan that will reduce your discomfort, maximize your mobility, and return you to your active lifestyle as quickly and conveniently as possible.
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group to learn more about our plantar fasciitis treatment options. Our practice is proud to serve patients of all ages in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL, area.