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Plantar Fasciitis Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopedic complaints and can be incredibly painful to live with. At Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado, Ron Spallone, DC, offers a wide range of safe and effective techniques to rehabilitate patients with plantar fasciitis and help them find pain relief. To learn more about how the team can get you back on your feet, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Plantar Fasciitis Q & A

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects your plantar fascia and causes acute pain in the bottom of your heel. 

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot and is instrumental in helping you walk. It runs along the bottom of your foot and connects your heel to the front of your foot.

The primary symptom of plantar fasciitis is pain on the bottom of your heel, but some people also experience pain in the bottom of their midfoot. Plantar fasciitis can affect one or both feet and can cause both dull and sharp pains and a burning sensation on the bottom of your foot.

The pain from plantar fasciitis is usually worse in the morning when you take your first steps or after you’ve been off your feet for a while.

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis happens when too much stress is placed on your plantar fascia, causing little tears in the tissue and ligaments. Those tears lead to irritation and inflammation, which results in heel pain and stiffness associated with the condition.

Your plantar fascia is the shock absorber of your feet, and they experience a lot of wear-and-tear in your daily activities. There are certain factors that can put you at a higher risk for developing plantar fasciitis, such as:


  • Being overweight
  • Running long distances
  • Working an active job that requires you to be on your feet all day
  • Structural issues in your foot, like high arches or flat feet
  • Tight Achilles tendons


Plantar fasciitis can even be caused simply by wearing bad shoes that have soft soles and poor arch support. Men and women that are active and between the ages of 40-70 are at the highest risk for developing plantar fasciitis, and it generally occurs in women more than men.

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado may recommend regenerative medicine to help you quickly and effectively recover from plantar fasciitis. Some other treatments include steroid injections, prolotherapy, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

To learn more about how Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado can help you find relief from your plantar fasciitis and get you back on your feet, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.