Our Caring Gaithersburg, MD Podiatrist Can Help You With Your Heel Pain & Biomechanical Analysis
HEEL PAIN - PLANTAR FASCIITIS - HEEL SPURS
At our practice, Maple Springs Foot Center, we treat a lot of heel pain or plantar fasciitis. Many of the symptoms include pain when you first get up in the morning, burning, numbness and increased symptoms by the end of the day. The pain is usually caused by tightening of the plantar fascia ligament located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia ligament supports the arch. When you're resting, the ligament contracts. As you start to walk, the ligament pulls and may tear slightly causing pain. Heel pain can also be brought on by trauma, over exertion, ill-fitting shoes or poor foot alignment.
We offer conservative treatment for heel pain, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs with methods to reduce all pressure to these painful areas with specific types of shoes, custom-made inserts, injections, stretching exercises, lower extremity casting as well as use of oral anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy
Proper foot support is one of the most important treatments we recommend. The purpose of foot support is to stop the ligament from tearing, thereby, getting at the cause of the problem. We often prescribe custom orthotics for the best possible foot support. Custom orthotics are inserts that fit into your shoes, which are custom molded specifically to your foot, to correct the faulty foot alignment and bring your foot into a more correct position. We find that most of our patients respond to conservative treatment with favorable outcomes. For those patients that require additional treatment surgery may be necessary.
So, if you're suffering with heel pain, don't wait for it to become a chronic problem. Contact us today, and we'll get you back, to the activities you love, in no-time.
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS - SHOE INSERTS
footmax gait analysis for custom orthotics
Custom orthotics are specially-made devices designed to support and comfort your feet. Prescription orthotics are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
PAIN RELIEF WITH CUSTOM MOLDED ORTHOTICS
Maple Springs Foot Center Podiatry Team treats all orthotics conditions, including: