Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis . As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.  This is a condition we commonly treat in our Livonia podiatry office.

Could it be something else? Yes....back issues, leg issues, tendonitis, stress fractures, skin infections, nerve compression all can give the similar symptoms!!


We tailor out treatment specific to each patient, and will use some form of the following: Many patients have already tried some of these remedies, MAKE SURE YOU TELL US WHAT YOU DID SO WE DON'T REPEAT A TREATMENT YOU HAVE DONE AT HOME!!!

 2. Ice
 3. Oral Medication
 4. Topical Medication
 5. Shoe Changes or Special Orthotics to go into them for support
 6. Heel Injection
 7. Night Splint, Day Splint, or Fracture Boot
 8. Removal or Heel Spur, or Surgical Relaxation of Plantar Fascia
 9. Shockwave Therapy

Please contact The Foot Health Team of Dr. Peter F. Gregory, D.P.M. at 734-522-7676.  We can help!