Plantar Fasciitis Overview

By Andrew Heideman PT/ATC

Overview of Plantar Fasciitis 

Heel pain and foot arch pain is very common in today’s population. Plantar fasciitis is sometimes used as a catchall term to describe pain in the arch or heel. Plantar fasciitis can also be used to describe inflammation to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. The purpose of the plantar fascia is to assist in maintaining stability of the foot.  If you want to learn more about this condition, please go to this Video.

If you are an athlete experiencing any type of foot pain, click here to read about common foot injuries commonly associated with athletes

Here are some common injuries associated with the foot :

JOI Plantar Fasciitis

Image of Inflammation of the Plantar Fascia

Plantar fasciitis

Where is Telemedicine frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

 

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