Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Steven N Klein, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Mountain View, CA & Redwood City, CA

Plantar fasciitis is the leading cause of heel pain and it’s known for leading to agonizing foot pain that often peaks right after you get out of bed. If you struggle with plantar fasciitis, expert podiatrist, Steven N. Klein, DPM, offers both conservative and surgical solutions at his practice. With locations in Mountain View and Redwood City, California, you have an office nearby to get started on the plantar fasciitis treatment you need. Book your foot evaluation through the online booking tool or call either office directly.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis? 

Plantar fasciitis is a long-lasting condition that leads to inflammation of the band of connective tissue — your plantar fascia — that runs across your arch. When you have plantar fasciitis, you may have:

  • Heel or arch pain
  • Foot pain after exercise or sports
  • Swelling near the inside of your ankle

In most cases, the discomfort you experience with plantar fasciitis is worse right after you get out of bed. The reason being is that your plantar fascia hasn’t had a chance to stretch out all night. When you put all of your weight on your feet after you wake up, your plantar fascia suddenly has to stretch out, which is why you feel pain. 

Why do I have plantar fasciitis?

Your plantar fascia is one of the most durable bands of connective tissue in your body. After all, it has to absorb shock and be strong enough to support your body weight. With years of wear-and-tear though, your plantar fascia can wear down. 

While anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, your risk is higher because of:

  • Tight calf muscles
  • Being overweight
  • High arches
  • Heel spurs
  • Flat feet

Plantar fasciitis is a progressive disorder that is likely going to worsen if you don’t get started on treatment early on. If you experience any plantar fasciitis symptoms, Dr. Klein can help. 

Which plantar fasciitis treatment is most effective?

Treating plantar fasciitis often includes combining the right types of conservative treatments for your unique needs. Dr. Klein spends time carefully evaluating you and getting to the root cause of your plantar fasciitis so he can design an effective treatment plan. You may benefit from:

  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Cortisone injections
  • Supportive shoes
  • Physical therapy 
  • Night splints

In addition, ShockWave treatments, usually once a week in the office for 3-5 weeks, are quite effective.

For more serious cases of plantar fasciitis though, you might need surgical correction. Plantar fasciitis surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can involve releasing your plantar fascia so it’s not so tight, removing heel spurs, or making any other necessary corrections.

With the help of Dr. Klein, you won’t have to live another day with agonizing plantar fasciitis pain.  

Before plantar fasciitis causes you another day of pain, schedule an exam with Steven N. Klein, DPM. Book your visit online or over the phone with either office location.