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Dr. Mark Gasparini DPM explains the most common cause of heel pain and how you can hop your way around plantar fasciitis this Easter season!

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Easter is around the corner. If foot pain from plantar fasciitis is an issue, and why not skip the local Easter egg hunt and enjoy a New York Easter Brunch Cruise instead? On April 20, 2014, Hornblower Cruises is providing this boat ride down the Hudson. You will be treated to beautiful skyline views and a delicious brunch buffet with live jazz in the background—how fantastic is that? However, we want to help you enjoy life without foot pain. If you have been dealing with plantar fasciitis alone, it is time to get some help.

Heel pain from plantar fasciitis is a very common complaint. The plantar fascia on the bottom of your foot has to withstand a great amount of pressure as it supports your weight. The activities you are involved in and the shoes you wear can both contribute to inflammation and tiny tears in this ligament, and pain is the result. Toughing things out, just hoping it will go away, is not a great plan of action, as this condition will typically worsen without treatment.

While there are several causes for this type of injury, we can identify how it began and provide a tailored treatment plan to get you back on track. Conservative treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications, splints, orthotics, steroid injections, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, and physical therapy to stretch the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon. Unless the pain is very severe and these other methods fail to work, surgery is usually not necessary.

You don’t need to wake up with foot pain every morning. Call Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. today for effective treatment that will get you back on your feet and back to enjoying life. Contact our Massapequa, NY office at (516) 804-9038 or request an appointment online. Easter is coming and we can help you “hop” right past your plantar fasciitis pain!

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