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Stop Heel Pain in Its Tracks with Plantar Fasciitis Treatment New York, NY
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Heel pain can be debilitating, disrupting daily activities and diminishing the quality of life for those affected. One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. Fortunately, effective treatment options are available to alleviate heel pain and restore mobility. At the practice of Stuart J. Mogul, DPM, FACFAS, we specialize in providing comprehensive plantar fasciitis treatment tailored to each patient’s unique needs, helping them stop heel pain in its tracks and regain their quality of life.

Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia becomes inflamed or irritated, typically due to repetitive stress or overuse. This can result from activities such as running, walking long distances, standing for prolonged periods, or wearing unsupportive footwear. Individuals with certain risk factors, such as flat feet, high arches, obesity, or tight calf muscles, may be more susceptible to developing plantar fasciitis.

Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Sharp or stabbing pain in the heel, particularly upon waking or after prolonged periods of rest.
  • Pain that worsens with activity and improves with rest.
  • Tenderness or discomfort along the bottom of the foot, especially near the heel.
  • Difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected foot.

Effective Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Options

At the practice of Stuart J. Mogul, DPM, FACFAS, we offer a variety of treatment options to help patients find relief from plantar fasciitis and regain their mobility. Our comprehensive approach focuses on addressing the underlying causes of heel pain and promoting healing and recovery. Some of the most effective plantar fasciitis treatment options include:

  • Custom Orthotics: Custom orthotic devices can provide support and cushioning to the foot, redistributing pressure and reducing strain on the plantar fascia. By correcting biomechanical imbalances and promoting proper foot alignment, custom orthotics can help alleviate heel pain and prevent the recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
  • Stretching Exercises: Gentle stretching exercises can help improve flexibility and range of motion in the foot and calf muscles, reducing tension and strain on the plantar fascia. Dr. Mogul can recommend specific exercises to target tight muscles and promote the healing of the plantar fascia.
  • Physical Therapy: In some cases, physical therapy may be recommended to strengthen the muscles of the foot and lower leg, improve balance and stability, and address gait abnormalities. Physical therapy can complement other plantar fasciitis treatments and enhance overall outcomes.
  • Steroid Injections: In cases of severe or persistent heel pain, corticosteroid injections may be recommended to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms. Steroid injections can provide temporary relief from pain and allow patients to engage in other conservative treatments, such as stretching and physical therapy.
  • Surgical Intervention: In rare cases where conservative treatments fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be considered as a last resort. Plantar fascia release surgery involves partially cutting or releasing the plantar fascia to relieve tension and reduce pain. Dr. Mogul can discuss surgical options with patients and determine the most appropriate course of action based on their individual needs and preferences.

At the practice of Dr. Stuart J. Mogul, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care for patients with heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Mogul specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology to achieve optimal outcomes. From conservative treatments such as custom orthotics and physical therapy to innovative options like steroid injections and minimally invasive surgery, we offer personalized solutions to help patients stop heel pain in its tracks and get back on their feet.

If you are experiencing heel pain or other symptoms of plantar fasciitis, do not wait to seek help. Contact the practice of Stuart J. Mogul, DPM, FACFAS in NYC, today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you find relief from heel pain and get back to enjoying life without limitations.

Posted on behalf of Stuart J. Mogul DPM, FACFAS

1111 Park Avenue Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128

Phone: (212) 769-0066


Monday - Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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Fabulous person and doctor. Very professional manner, skilled, knowledgeable and personable... what more can you ask for in your Doctor?! Her performed my surgery and I was confident then as I am now through my recovery.

- Samantha W.

Second surgery with dr mogul. Once in 2013 and one now (bunion surgery on different feet). Great doctor, friendly staff, personally checks in on you after surgery. Highly recommend. Hoping my right foot is as pain free as my left one was.

- Priya P.

Dr. Mogul is amazing. I was suffering from bunion pain for a few years, and now I am pain free. What an incredible difference it has made to the quality of my life! The surgery was stress free and his skilled and super nice office staff took care of all the details!

- Lisa L.