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The condition known as plantar fasciitis is a common ailment experienced by many people. Physician Lee Sung-hun of the UN Oriental Medical Clinic says that approximately one in 10 people experience this condition, ten percent of the human population not a small number.  

Plantar fasciitis is often caused by changes in hormones, pregnancy and heavy physical activity. Physician Lee Sung-hun also notes that poor habits can contribute to it. Although plantar fasciitis often clears up on its own over time, he points out that bee venom, moxibustion and acupuncture treatments found in Oriental medicine are well known for providing patients relief.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful, but luckily treatment for this condition is often simple. For help with a strained plantar fascia in your foot, contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will assess your injury and provide you with a suitable form of foot care.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

  • Ill-fitting shoes
  • Weight change
  • Excessive running
  • Non-supportive shoes
  • Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

  • Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices. 
  • Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis. 
  • Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

New Studies on Treatment

According to groundbreaking treatment option studies, Luca M. Sconfienza, M.D. says that ultrasound with steroid injections was effective in over 95% of cases that involve plantar fasciitis. This process involves anesthesia and is a single process, out-patient treatment that was discovered to be highly effective. Luca M. Sconfienza M.D. presented her study at an annual meeting for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Be sure to speak with your podiatrist about different methods that can be used, as well as finding out what treatment options they offer.

If you have any questions, please contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Gymnast Returns After Lisfranc FractureAlley Riedel a junior gymnast, suffered a terrible injury during a performance she rehearsed many times before. During the routine, Riedel’s body counter-rotated, resulting in her momentum twisting and landing in an abnormal manner.

Riedel’s coach from to help her off the mat as a trainer examined her injury. Riedel suffered a Lisfranc fracture, in which metatarsal bones are displaced from the tarsus. Fortunately, after a much recovery time Riedel was able to return to her sport. “I was so thrilled. Coming back from this injury, I wasn’t really expecting to make it to state,” said Riedel.

A sports related foot or ankle injury can happen to any athlete.If you or a loved one was injured while participating in an athletic activity, come see podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of the Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn can treat your sports related foot and ankle injuries.   

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries 

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

• Plantar Fasciitis
• Plantar Fasciosis
• Achilles Tendinitis
• Achilles Tendon Rupture
• Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

For more information, contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Jordan Spieth Endures Ankle Injury during Farmers Jordan Spieth went off on a bogey-free 63 at Torrey Pines, but with that he also injured his ankle which caused him to slide 10 under to a T-19 finish at the Farmers Insurance Open.

"My ankle's pretty messed up; I felt it the second day on the back nine and I just kind of . . . I guess from there I just stopped loading as well on it and I started missing fairways," Spieth said. "All in all, I had no control over the golf ball today whatsoever with any club. It was tough."  

The 20-year-old couldn’t pinpoint the origin of the ankle injury and shot 71 on the South Course before scoring four shots worse in both weekend rounds.  "I don't remember where, it just started hurting; stepped wrong somewhere," said Spieth, who won last year's John Deere Open.

It’s never a good idea to be playing sports with a foot injury. If you sustained a sports-related foot or ankle injury, visit podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of the Foot Care Associates of Texas.

Playing Sports with Foot Injuries

Many types of foot injuries affect athletes over the course of their athletic career. Despite their setbacks, many of these athletes will continue to play with mild foot injuries and attempt to ‘push’ through the pain. In order to be able to prevent injuries, it is important to stretch before any activity, wear proper footwear and replace shoes as needed. Some of the foot injuries athletes are at risk for include:

  • Turf toe- upward bending of the big toe outside normal range of motion
  • Stress Fractures
  • Overpronation- excessive foot movement during gait
  • Plantar Fasciitis- swollen ligament in the foot’s base
  • Strains

There are many types of treatments that are necessary to keep the injury from becoming more serious. Ice is often used to reduce swelling and inflammation while applying a compression bandage can help reduce pain and stress on the foot. For more serious injuries it is recommended to consult with a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist as fractures and other serious conditions may require surgery.

For more information, contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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plantar fasciitisLogan Forsythe of the San Diego Padres has been contending with an ongoing case of plantar fasciitis. While Forsythe has tried to avoid surgery, he acknowledges that surgery will be “the only possibility” if he does not heal from a month of immobilization and rest.

 Forsythe has received cortisone shots and wears a protective boot to help his foot recover. Forsythe has delivered two RBI singles in victories against the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.

If you are suffering from plantar fasciitis, it is highly recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist, like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynnwill examine your heel pain and determine if you have plantar fasciitis before providing the appropriate treatment options.

The Condition Known as Plantar Fasciitis

An inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot, Plantar Fasciitis can cause a great deal of pain in the arch and heel of the foot.

Treatments That Can Help Plantar Fasciitis

· Shockwave Therapy- works by sending sound waves to the sites where pain is being experienced. Commonly used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy usually requires multiple sessions
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia. This is from a relatively smaller new study but shown to be effective in most cases treated
· Conservative Measures- ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, physical therapy and/or anti-inflammatory medication

What Can Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

· Excessive running
· Lack of adequate footwear
· Bad foot support
· Overpronation
· Obesity

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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According to Nets manager Billy King; Brooklyn Nets Guard Joe Johnson is struggling ‘day to day’ with plantar fasciitis. “It (Johnson’s heel) was sore after the Milwaukee game (Wednesday), and he got looked at by our doctors (Thursday) and it was mildly inflamed,” commented Billy King, “He’s on some medication, but it’s likely he’ll play Sunday; he feels better than he did (Thursday)”. Johnson sat out of Friday night’s game against Houston although the team remains optimistic for his return on Sunday.

If you are experiencing significant pain in your heels or the ball of your foot, where the plantar fascia is, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A. Dr. Wynn can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

· Ill-fitting shoes
· Weight change
· Excessive running
· Non-supportive shoes
· Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

· Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
· Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, which is located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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