Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis Provided on a Walk-in Basis Manhattan

Plantar Fasciitis ManhattanA common cause of heel pain, plantar fasciitis develops when the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes (plantar fascia) becomes irritated or inflamed. This condition frequently affects people who spend a lot of time on their feet, such as runners, dancers, nurses, and servers. The discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis can make walking difficult, so it’s important to seek prompt treatment. Also, if an inflamed plantar fascia is strained through continued activity, micro-tears can develop and progress to a more serious injury.

If you’re experiencing heel pain, come to MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan – we’ll see you right away. Our board-certified physicians can usually diagnose plantar fasciitis based on a physical examination alone. However, we may order an X-ray – which we can perform and evaluate on-site – to rule out other issues, such as a stress fracture or bone spur. After we confirm your diagnosis, we can recommend an appropriate treatment plan to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.

What Does Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Involve?

Conservative therapies can be very effective for relieving pain and inflammation caused by plantar fasciitis. Usually, rest is the most important aspect of treatment – it is important to temporarily avoid any activities and movements that cause or worsen the pain. To improve your comfort as your injury heals, we may also suggest:

  • Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Supportive, comfortable footwear
  • Orthotic shoe inserts
  • Ice pack applications
  • A night splint or walking boot
  • Stretches
  • Physical therapy

Even if your heel pain is mild and tolerable, you should still have it checked out sooner rather than later. Without treatment, plantar fasciitis can cause gait changes, which may lead to other problems down the road. For instance, if you begin to limp to reduce pressure on your injured ligament, the pressure may shift to – and overburden – your knees, hips, and spine.

If heel pain is limiting your daily activities, stop by MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan for plantar fasciitis treatment today. Our experienced and compassionate medical team is available during extended hours to address a wide variety of non-emergency health issues that can’t wait for a scheduled appointment.

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