A Plan for Plantar Fasciitis
If you are not fully certain that your heel pain comes from plantar fasciitis, that’s OK. Any type of heel pain is not normal, and our experts are happy to help you get to the root of the problem and find the relief you deserve.
The key to plantar fasciitis treatment is determining what exactly is causing the strain that leads to it. A variety of factors can be in play, ranging from shoe choices to physical overuse to structural abnormalities. We conduct a thorough evaluation to make a diagnosis, and once we have all the information we need, we can then recommend an effective course of treatment.
Parts of a treatment plan can include traditional methods such as rest and changes to routine, or advanced therapies such as laser and shockwave. Whatever the recommendations may be, they will always be made to best align with your individual situation and needs.
Dr. Breck Tiernan
Dr. Tiernan opened Advanced Foot and Ankle Center of Joliet in 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 2000. He was born and raised in Eastern Iowa and is still a big Hawkeye fan. In 2001 he started his medical training at Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. During this time, he helped write two peer-reviewed scientific articles while training at the world-renown Weil Foot and Ankle Institute in Des Plaines, IL with Dr. Thomas Roukis. After graduating in 2005, he was surgically trained at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago with an emphasis on bunion correction and Ankle Arthroscopy. Dr. Tiernan has completed 3 extensive External Fixation courses around the country.