Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis are common causes of heel pain, often resulting from overuse, injury, or strain on the foot’s plantar fascia. At the Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome, we specialize in advanced treatments aimed at alleviating pain, restoring function, and improving your quality of life. Our expert team is here to guide you through each step towards recovery.

Understanding Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis:
Plantar fasciitis involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. While they can be related, they don’t always occur together.

Causes of Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis:
These conditions are often seen in runners, overweight individuals, or those wearing shoes with inadequate support. Factors contributing to their development include tight calf muscles, an abnormal walk pattern, or an unusual foot position.

Our Treatments for Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis:
Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Physical Therapy: Tailored exercises to stretch the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles, improving stability.
  • Orthotic Devices: Custom-fitted arch supports to distribute pressure more evenly across your feet.
  • Other Modalities: Ice therapy, rest, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce pain and inflammation.

Surgical Options:
Surgery is considered only after 12 months of non-surgical treatment has not been effective. Procedures may involve removing the heel spur or releasing part of the plantar fascia.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome is committed to utilizing the latest research and most advanced treatments to treat heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. Our team’s personalized approach ensures that patients receive the care best suited to their individual needs.


Q: How can I prevent heel spurs and plantar fasciitis?
A: Maintain a healthy weight, wear shoes with proper support, and avoid excessive running or walking on hard surfaces. Regular stretching of the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon is also beneficial.

Q: What is the recovery time for heel spurs and plantar fasciitis treatment?
A: Most patients find relief from non-surgical treatments within a few months. Surgical recovery may vary, but typically patients return to full activity within a few weeks to months, depending on the procedure’s extent.

Q: Are there any side effects from the treatment?
A: Non-surgical treatments have minimal side effects, though some patients may
experience discomfort from orthotic devices as they adjust. Surgical treatments carry the usual risks of surgery, such as infection or nerve damage, but these are rare.

Q: Can heel spurs and plantar fasciitis recur after treatment?
A: Recurrence is possible, especially if the underlying causes, such as inadequate footwear or excessive stress on the feet, are not addressed. Ongoing foot care and preventive measures can greatly reduce the risk of recurrence.

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