Here at Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists, we see patients for various reasons. However, one big reason patients come to us is for plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Over two million people seek treatment for plantar fasciitis per year, according to the latest medical statistics. Most of our patients come in with sores, irritations, or discomfort. We offer many conservative treatments for plantar fasciitis, including cortisone injections and shockwave therapy. In addition, we teach patients stretches and exercises that help relieve their symptoms. We only resort to surgery in the most severe cases. We have over 20 years of experience in treating plantar fasciitis. It’s important that you see a foot and ankle specialist if you are experiencing heel pain, because the pain usually worsens over time. It doesn’t get better on its own.