At the Professional Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Shadi Yadegaran, Dr. Armin Feradouni, and their staff specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. The facility serves residents in many California communities, including Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Wilmington, Lomita, Torrance, Redondo Beach, and the surrounding areas.
The ball of the foot and heel are connected by a length of tissue known as plantar fascia. When the fascia in the foot becomes inflamed, it can be extremely painful. This is known as plantar fasciitis. Fascia is a fibrous, connective tissue that can be found throughout the body. The plantar fascia travels along the arch of the foot. The more a person walks, runs, stands, or pivots on their feet, the more irritated the fascia will become. Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are two different conditions, but still closely related due to the fact that increased pressure on the fascia can aggravate heel and bone spurs.
Plantar fascia is treated in much the same way as other disorders of the foot. Anti-inflammatory medications can relieve the swelling and discomfort associated with the condition. Massage therapy, stretching, and exercising the foot and ankle joints will improve range of motion and flexibility. Exercise will also stimulate blood flow to the area which will bring much needed oxygen and nutrients that will be needed during the healing process. Keeping the foot elevated, applying ice packs and resting will also help a great deal. Using orthotics during the day and splinting the foot at night will provide much needed support that can take the pressure off of the arch of the foot.
Plantar fasciitis may be able to be prevented if a person takes exceptionally good care of their feet, makes sure to always wear shoes that fit properly, and perform exercises that stretch and strengthen feet and ankles. Because of the high demands placed on the feet, proper care is vitally important. Plantar fasciitis is often caused by the massive amounts of pressure and stress placed on the arch and other structures of the foot. If the condition does present itself, using orthotics and splints to support the arch may help to prevent the condition from worsening. Doctors may recommend wearing orthotics on a regular basis if the condition has progressed to the point where it is affecting quality of life.
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"Dr. Yadegaran is amazing. She takes her time and listens to the patient's needs and her "bedside" manner is impeccable. I highly recommend her!"
"Everyone there was so professional and wonderful with my daughter. So glad we found them. 5 stars all the way."
"Dr. Yadegaran is fantastic. She's really thorough and a great listener. She made me feel very at ease and I knew I was in good hands with her."
"I have been seeing Dr. Yadegaran for several years and I think she is wonderful."
"I highly recommend customized orthotics by Dr. Shadi Yadegaran!"
"Dr. Yadegaran is a master! Honestly, this woman is terrific at what she does (and is really a happy person, so very pleasant to be around)."
"I saw Dr. Yadegaran for a foot injury over the weekend. I booked using their online system and my appointment was confirmed quickly."
"First time needing a podiatrist and couldn't have been happy with my experience."
"Wow what amazing customer service! From the minute you walk in the door and are greeted by the staff."
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