Ask the Experts: Caring for heel pain & plantar faciitis with Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In this edition of Ask the Experts, FOX4 is talking with Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista about caring for foot pain, specifically heel pain and plantar faciitis.

Heel pain and plantar fasciitis is a common problem. When it first occurs, stretching, wearing shoes and using over-the-counter arch supports can be beneficial to help get rid of the problem. If after 60 days or so the pain is really intense, we can consider treatment generally conservative treatment is successful 98% of the time with the use of low-grade steroid injections from the side of the heel to reduce the inflammation.

Dr. Bembynista uses a cold spray, so there is little to no discomfort, and the doctor also follows up with a custom type of orthotic, which is flexible and comfortable, and can be used for sports. Orthotics also can be made for dress type shoes. Click on this link for more information.

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