Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination that includes observation of the affected area, and will probably request additional tests that help confirm the diagnosis, such as X-rays or an MRI. Treatment focuses on relieving pain and inflammation and preserving mobility, through:
- Application of hot and cold compresses in the affected area.
- Painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
- Stretching and strengthening exercises.
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Orthopedic devices such as:
- Night splints.
- Prefabricated or custom orthopedic insoles to reduce the pressure on the foot more evenly.
In more extreme cases, when the initial treatment isn’t working properly, your doctor may recommend:
- Intramuscular steroids in the area of greatest sensitivity.
- Shock wave therapy.
- Ultrasonic tissue repair through minimally invasive surgery.
- Surgery to separate the plantar fascia from the heel.
Depending on the severity of your case, plantar fasciitis can be healed in two to three months, sometimes longer.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.
We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.
We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery.
- Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
- Trauma surgery.
- Hand surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Spinal surgery.
We treat injuries such as:
- Chronic bone and joint diseases.
- Spinal diseases.
- Joint replacements.