What is the Difference Between Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis?

Plantar fasciitis causes pain after long periods of rest, most commonly first thing in the morning, and tends to feel better with activity throughout the day. Achilles tendonitis typically causes pain at the back of the heel, and the pain increases with activity. Treatment methods for both treatments consist of stretching, shoe inserts, and surgery (in some cases).

Treating Heel Pain Without Surgery

Whether your heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, or another condition, non-invasive treatments are available. Patients often avoid seeking treatment for their heel pain (until it becomes debilitating) because they fear their only options are surgery or painful injections. 

Not the case!

Here are just a few treatment options for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis that do not involve surgery:

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