A woman talks to a doctor while standing on one foot in a physical therapy office.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain, can occur with excessive exercise, occupations that require you to spend a lot of time on your feet, inadequate warm-up before physical activity or poorly fitted shoes. The two structures primarily associated with heel pain are the plantar fascia (a band of connective tissue along the bottom of the foot that supports the arch) and the flexor digitorum brevis muscle. When these muscles experience prolonged stretching, bone spurs and tears damage are created.

Call AFAS to make an appoint with one of our foot and ankle specialists.

We are the only provider in Alaska that offers extracorporeal shockwave therapy, a highly effective, non-surgical treatment for your pain.