Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Dr. Louis J. DeCaro, president of the American College of Foot & Ankle Pediatrics appeared on NBC February 15 to educate on the topic of plantar fasciitis. Dr. DeCaro stressed how important it is to see your Podiatrist as soon as plantar fasciitis strikes. He stressed that it is extremely important to educate the patient on the difference between an over the counter arch support, and a custom functional orthotic that controls biomechanics force.

According to podiatrist Louis J. DeCaro, DPM “Studies have show that 83% of patients suffering from Plantar Fasciitis possess equinus and thus stretching becomes paramount in treatment” As well Dr. DeCaro talked about the importance of patients knowing exactly what foot type they are. “Foot typing is probably the most important factor in not only treating, but understanding the genesis of any foot pain, especially plantar fasciitis. Knowing the biomechanics unlocks the secret of all aspect. Causation, prevention and treatment”

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