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Podiatry -> Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Knoxville

Plantar Fasciitis

We offer time-tested, effective plantar fasciitis treatment in Knoxville, offering relief and recovery to those suffering from intense heel pain.

Our dedicated podiatrist and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating this common but painful foot condition.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder, often experienced as a stabbing pain near the heel. This pain mainly occurs due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Typically, the pain is most severe with the first steps after awakening, although it can also be triggered by long periods of standing or when standing up after sitting.


Causes and Symptoms

The condition is frequently seen in runners, overweight individuals, and those wearing inadequate footwear. Symptoms include sharp heel pain, swelling, and discomfort in the arch of the foot. The pain might develop gradually and usually affects just one foot, although it can occur in both feet simultaneously.

Risk Factors​

Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis at any age, but there are several risk factors that can increase the likelihood of developing the condition.

Non-Surgical Treatments

For many patients, non-surgical methods are incredibly effective. Our treatment plans may include:

  • Physical Therapy: Techniques and exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles, which stabilize your ankle and heel.
  • Orthotics: Custom-fitted arch supports that distribute pressure more evenly.
  • Night Splints: Devices worn during the night to stretch your calf and the arch of your foot.
  • Anti-inflammatory Medications: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help reduce pain and inflammation.

Advanced Options

For cases where conservative treatments haven’t provided relief, we offer advanced therapies such as:

  • Corticosteroid Injections: Delivered under ultrasound guidance to ensure precise placement of the steroids.
  • Shock Wave Therapy: A non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in the plantar fascia.
  • Biologic treatments: Using your body’s own healing mechanisms to accelerate healing. 

Expert Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Knoxville

Our Knoxville-based clinics offer comprehensive treatment options tailored to your specific needs. Our approach begins with a thorough evaluation to confirm a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. We consider your lifestyle, activity level, and medical history to devise the best treatment plan.

Why Choose Us?

Apple Healthcare is proud to offer specialized care for plantar fasciitis right here in Knoxville. Our podiatrist is dedicated to providing personalized care that focuses on improving your quality of life. We embrace a multi-disciplinary approach, ensuring that every aspect of the condition is addressed.

Meet Our Knoxville Podiatrist

Dr. Bradley Gipson

Bradley Gipson, DPM

Practicing since 2003, Dr. Gipson is passionate about helping patient overcome foot and ankle pain. Learn More

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Schedule Your Podiatry Appointment Today

Don’t let food or ankle pain impact your quality of life! Contact Apple Healthcare in Knoxville today to schedule your consultation. Let our Knoxville podiatrist help you take your first step towards pain-free living.

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