Plantar fasciitis continues to be a source of significant pain and irritation for people. People suffer from plantar fasciitis often for years before they see a foot and ankle specialist. People with plantar fasciitis typically report pain in the morning pain after prolonged periods of ambulation. The estimated numbers are about 60% of American adults will suffer some sort of heel pain at some point in their life. Plantar fasciitis is by far the most common presenting diagnosis our office. Additionally we see a lot of patients for second opinions with unrelenting heel pain.
One of the best options available at this point is platelet rich plasma therapy. Platelet rich plasma therapy utilizes their body's own healing cascade to take chronic plantar fasciitis and heel of permanently. Platelet rich plasma therapy can be done in the office and typically takes less than an hour. The procedure was relatively painless and does not require patients take time off of work or utilize crutches. If you’ve suffer from plantar fasciitis before having a surgical resection think about getting a second opinion.