Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 274-6750
(800) 333-1305

Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Customized shoe inserts may be recommended to help alleviate the pain. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy may be used to treat the heel pain.

Radiofrequency (RF) Therapy is the latest technology in the treatment of heel pain.  RF Therapy uses an electric current to block the inflamed nerve causing discomfort.  The procedure is performed in my office, using local anesthesia, with typical results being permanent relief from heel pain. RF therapy is covered by most insurance companies.  

Wright Podiatry

John D. Wright DPM
600 S. 21st St.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 274-6750
(800) 333-1305