Plantar Fasciitis | Ronkonkoma
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common podiatric conditions relating to the foot. It is when the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes inflamed and irritated, making it difficult to walk. This is most often the result of repeated episodes of minor but recurring injury, such as with frequent running or long periods of standing. The pain can be located in the heel area of the foot or in the arch. It is often worse in the morning due to stiffness of the tissue, and also becomes worse after long periods of walking. The pain often decreases with rest.
Dr. Taormino will examine your foot for swelling, redness and tenderness of the area. X-rays may be taken.
Initial treatment usually involves heel stretching exercises, night splints or shoe inserts. Anti-inflammatory medications may also be given. Treatment can span several months to two years before symptoms improve. Most patients will see an improvement within one year. Further treatment may include steroid injections into the sole of the foot, or in certain situations a surgical procedure that releases the plantar fascia.
Foot pain can continue, and progress into a severe condition that affects the ability to walk. Eventually, permanent damage to the plantar fascia or surrounding nerves may occur.
Patient Reviews: Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
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Patient Testimonial by Steven Q
Very friendly and patient doctor with a great sense of humor. Felt very comfortable and he was very informative.
- Steven Q
Patient Testimonial by Nicholas C
Dr Taormino diagnosed me quickly and better than anyone I had previously seen, recommending me to a neurologist for pain in my heel possibly caused by a back issue, as opposed to plantar facistiis. Much thanks to him and his staff.
- Nicholas C
Patient Testimonial by Courtney G
Great staff and very knowledgeable. Appreciated the time taken with me to resolve my issues.
- Courtney G
Patient Testimonial by Darlene G
Love the dr and his wife staff Kim was extremely helpful.
- Darlene G
Patient Testimonial by Andre V
Dr. Taormino was truly amazing. It was my first visit and he was extremely thorough and explained how I can help adapt my lifestyle accordingly to compensate for the issues with my feet. I would highly recommend to anyone.
- Andre V
Patient Testimonial by Jennifer B
Awesome experience, thank you
- Jennifer B