Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel. It supports the foot's natural arch. It stretches and becomes taut whenever the foot bears weight.
What is plantar fasciitis?
This detailed video describes the causes, symptoms and treatments for plantar fasciitis. Treatment may include rest, ice and anti-inflammatory or corticosteroid medications. A physician may also recommend orthotics, splints or physical therapy. If these techniques are not effective, surgery may be needed to relieve tension on the plantar fascia.