Doctor examining patient for plantar fasciitis.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

One of the most common causes of pain in your heel, plantar Fasciitis, is the inflammation of the tissue band that connects your toes to your heel bone.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

If you are overweight or obese, you are at a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis due to the increased pressure on the ligaments especially if your weight gain was sporadic. Long distance runners as well as those whose occupations require them to be on their feet often also are more likely to develop this condition

What is the treatment?

Conservative treatments such as physical therapy, stretches, and the use of orthotics treat about 80% of patients with this problem as cited in this article. For the remainder, steroid injections under ultrasound guidance are performed to alleviate symptoms. For severe conditions, the surgical route is also available for release of the fascia.

Plantar Plate Repair

What is plantar plate repair?

Following extensive practice and experience in surgical procedures, Dr. Loor is exceptional at surgical intervention including the acclaimed plantar plate repair procedure.

This procedure is used for chronic conditions such as bunions and hammertoes that result from a weak plantar plate. This is cited as a commonality especially in woman, presumably due to uncomfortable footwear.

It is also used to treat plantar plate injury which, when sustained, is localized at the ball of the foot.

What are the benefits?

Benefits of surgical intervention include but are not limited to, reducing the chance for re-injury and effectively, as well as directly, treating the condition.

In practice:

Plantar plate repair is a direct way of tackling plantar plate injuries and conditions for those patients who require surgical intervention after a lack of success with conservative treatments.

Plantar Warts

What is a plantar wart?

Defined as a “hard, grainy, growth that appears on the heels or balls of the feet”.

What causes plantar warts?Plantar warts are caused by a viral infection from the virus strain HPV, in the top layer of the skin.

What is the treatment?

Treatments consist of over the counter remedies, salicylic acid, freezing, and sometimes surgical intervention.

Common foot & ankle conditions treated at DeLoor Podiatry

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