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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

David Lambarski, DPM -  - Podiatry

Northeast Foot Care

David Lambarski, DPM

Podiatry & Sports, Diagnostics and Regenerative Specialist located in Amsterdam, NY & Clifton Park, NY

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that causes chronic heel discomfort. If plantar fasciitis is affecting your mobility, David Lambarski, DPM, offers numerous treatments at Northeast Foot Care in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, New York. Plantar fasciitis shouldn’t stop you from doing what you enjoy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lambarski, call Northeast Foot Care or book online today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is severe inflammation in the plantar fascia, the ligament spanning the bottom of your foot. When you're sitting or lying down, there's no tension on the plantar fascia. But, when you stand, walk, and run, the ligament stretches. 

Overexertion, faulty foot mechanics, trauma, and unsupportive footwear can all put too much pressure on your plantar fascia as it stretches. This extra pressure causes microtears and inflammation, which leads to serious pain. 

How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis?

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is sharp, stabbing pain in your heel when you wake up. Some plantar fasciitis sufferers also experience heel burning and numbness. Often, the pain recedes as you get moving but then grows worse again by day's end. 

If you suspect you're suffering from plantar fasciitis, schedule an appointment with Dr. Lambarski as soon as possible. Dr. Lambarski examines your feet, diagnoses the problem, and begins your treatment all in the same visit so you can feel better as quickly as possible.

What is the best plantar fasciitis treatment?

Dr. Lambarski starts with a nonsurgical approach to plantar fasciitis. In most cases, a combination of the following treatments is highly effective: 

Custom orthotics

Custom orthotics are prescription shoe inserts that address structural deficiencies in your feet. They’re custom-made for the exact shape of your feet to provide much-needed cushion and support.

MLS laser therapy

Multiwave Lock System (MLS) is a type of laser therapy that repairs damaged tissue. MLS penetrates your damaged plantar fascia to promote healing and reduce inflammation for lasting pain relief.

PRP therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance in your blood that contains growth factors. When injected directly into an injury, PRP can accelerate healing and repair tissue damage.

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy involves sending acoustic waves directly into your area of pain. It promotes tissue repair and cell regeneration for pain relief.

CryoCare

CryoCare is an innovative treatment that Dr. Lambarski developed to relieve pain through freezing. With ultrasound imaging guidance, he applies a cryoprobe directly to your area of pain and freezes it.

Don’t let plantar fasciitis start every day with pain. Call Northeast Foot Care or click the online scheduler for innovative plantar fasciitis pain relief that works now.