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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville

Integrative Medicine & Medical Clinic located in Knoxville, TN

Plantar fasciitis causes horrible heel pain, and it can make it nearly impossible to walk or even stand on your feet if you don’t get the help you need. The medical team at Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee creates customized plantar-fasciitis pain-relief plans for each individual. Schedule your free consultation online or by phone today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which you experience severe heel pain. If you have plantar fasciitis, you've got many small microtears in your plantar fascia, the band of ligaments that runs along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel to your toes.

Plantar fasciitis can cause not only pain but burning, redness, and swelling.

Why does plantar fasciitis happen?

The cause of plantar fasciitis is stress on the plantar fascia. This stress can happen in many different ways, but some of the most common causes include:

  • Regular long-distance running
  • Regular jogging
  • Obesity – extra weight puts extra stress on the plantar fascia
  • Regular long periods of standing – associated with jobs like waiting tables or teaching

Although the cause of plantar fasciitis is usually directly related to one of the causes listed above, it can also develop in situations where you make a change in your activity levels, even if you're not standing or exercising excessively.

Will plantar fasciitis eventually go away by itself?

Plantar fasciitis won't go away unless you get treatment. Although pain medication can provide short-term relief, the treatments offered at Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville can help you find permanent relief.

What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis treatment at Integrated Medical Solutions of Knoxville is personalized for you. Some of the most effective treatments include:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care can help reduce pain, alleviate ligament stress, and reduce secondary injuries like gait problems.

Custom exercises

Dr. Shreve can recommend custom exercises that you can do at home. These exercises can help you stretch the plantar fascia and reduce heel pain without causing further injury.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative-medicine treatments like stem-cell injections can help heal the damaged tissue in your plantar fascia faster than your body can heal on its own.

Often, your plantar fascia treatment will include a combination of approaches, and Dr. Shreve can recommend other noninvasive treatments if you need them.

Heel hurting? You don't have to deal with plantar fasciitis any longer. Schedule your free consultation by phone or through the online tool now.