Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Caring Podiatry

Podiatrists & Board Certified Podiatric Physicians located in Monroe Township, NJ & Neptune, NJ

Heel pain affects approximately 10% of Americans today, and plantar fasciitis is the most common reason for heel pain. At Caring Podiatry in Neptune and Monroe Township, New Jersey, the area’s leading podiatry care team offers the latest state-of-the-art plantar fasciitis solutions, including Interfyl®, a human connective tissue matrix that supports your body’s own healing abilities. Call the office nearest you, or book an appointment online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the wide fibrous tissue band under your foot, the plantar fascia, develops a profusion of tiny rips and tears to cause serious inflammation. This inflammation causes severe heel pain. 

The pain is typically most severe in the morning and then gets better as you walk around during the day. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of chronic heel pain. 

Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

The most common cause of plantar fasciitis is repeated stress on your plantar fascia. Athletes are common sufferers because they may run long distances, jump, bounce on their heels, or make other repetitive movements that create microtears in the plantar fascia. 

The risk of plantar fasciitis increases as you age, and being overweight or obese is also a risk factor. If your profession demands long hours standing or walking on hard surfaces, you're more likely to develop plantar fasciitis. Having either a high or low foot arch could also predispose you to plantar fasciitis. 

You can also get plantar fasciitis in connection with other conditions. For example, if you suffer from inflammatory arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis) your risk for plantar fasciitis increases significantly. The Arthritis Foundation calls plantar fasciitis America’s top foot problem.

There are also many other contributing factors, so if you aren’t sure what caused your plantar fasciitis, it isn’t a problem. Caring Podiatry is leading the podiatry field in plantar fasciitis treatments.

How does the podiatrist treat plantar fasciitis?

There are several options for treatment. Caring Podiatry always emphasizes the most gentle and noninvasive options whenever possible. You may get relief from one or more of the following treatments.

  • Taping
  • Splinting
  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Ice packs

If you have chronic heel pain because of plantar fasciitis, you don’t have to resort to surgery. Interfyl injections, a simple injection that your Caring Podiatry foot doctor performs on-site, are today’s most advanced solution for plantar fasciitis. Interfyl is a human connective tissue matrix that contains placental tissue, which helps repair and restore the tears in your plantar fascia. 

Interfyl injections help you manage the pain caused by tissue inflammation, while also triggering your body’s regenerative healing process. Many plantar fasciitis sufferers get pain relief in as little as a few days, followed by improved function over the next few weeks. It’s the fastest chronic pain relief solution for plantar fasciitis available today. 

To learn how you can get plantar fasciitis relief fast, call Caring Podiatry, or book your appointment online now.

*Human connective tissue in Interfyl comes from consensual placental donations following a full-term live birth. All placental tissue is extensively screened and processed according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) requirements.