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Heel Pain

The most common complaint is pain in the bottom of the heel. It is usually worst in the morning and may improve throughout the day. By the end of the day the pain may be replaced by a dull aching that improves with rest

Treatment

Treatment options for plantar fasciitis include rest, massage therapy, stretching, night splints, motion control running shoes, physical therapy, Cold therapy, orthotics, anti-inflammatory medications, injection of corticosteroids and surgery in refractory cases.

Coblation surgery (aka Topaz procedure) has been used successfully in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. This procedure utilizes radiofrequency ablation and is a minimally invasive procedure.

Platelet rich plasma injections have shown great success in treatment of plantar fasciitis

The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, is usually made by clinical examination alone.
The clinical examination may include checking the patient’s feet and watching the patient stand and walk.