MD Podiatrist Discusses Plantar Fasciitis

Dan Michaels, DPM sates how important it is to see your podiatrist as soon as plantar fasciitis occurs. 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 Dr. Michaels, “Studies have shown that 83% of patients suffering from plantar fasciitis possess equinus. Thus stretching becomes paramount in treatment.” He also 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 etiology of any foot pain, especially plantar fasciitis. Knowing the biomechanics unlocks the secret of all aspects of causation, prevention, and treatment,” says Dr. Michaels.