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What else could heel pain be besides plantar fasciitis?

Although conservative treatment can be quite effective for plantar fasciitis sometimes it can be mistaken for other conditions which include:

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral plantar nerve entrapment
  • Calcaneal nerve entrapment
  • Lumbar radiculopathy

The classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis include:

  • Acute pain with first steps in am
  • Pain after walking or standing for extensive periods
  • Climbing stairs

If your condition doesn't improve contact us to help you make sure you are on the right path or refer you to the correct medical professional.   Often times patients are self treating and not seeing the results.  This can the result of slight changes in exercises found on line or an addition of exercises based on an evaluation of the patient.

If you are unsure if you are truly getting better always monitor the frequency, intensity and duration of your symptoms. 

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Within a year greater than 90% of plantar fasciitis resolve without surgery.   As a paramus physical therapist I have many excellent podiatrists in the area if a referral for surgery is required but it is rare.

Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Paramus, and Bergen County region.  This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a paramus physical therapy or rehabilitative program.  

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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