Are you one of the millions suffering from the severe heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis? This condition is caused by inflammation of the thick band of tissue (plantar fascia) running along the bottom of your foot. Plantar fasciitis can significantly impact your daily life. 


Do any of these describe the feeling in your heel?

1. Sharp pain with the first few steps in the morning?
2. How about after a prolonged period of rest or sitting?
3. Sharp pain that feels like tearing in your heel?


The pain can be excruciating, and make even the simplest tasks challenging.


If you're experiencing these symptoms, you need to seek professional medical attention from an experienced podiatrist like Dr. Pardis Kelly. It is a must before it gets worse and takes you longer to recover. As a foot and ankle specialist in Las Vegas, Dr. Kelly has dedicated her career to providing care and relief for those patients who suffer from the heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

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What are the Root Causes of Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition affecting people of all ages and activity levels. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue from the heel bone to the toes, becomes overstretched or torn, which leads to inflammation and pain.

Some of the Factors Which Contribute to the Development of Plantar Fasciitis

1. Biomechanical issues: Flat feet, high arches, or excessive pronation (inward rolling of the foot) can place additional strain on your plantar fascia.
2. Tight Achilles tendons or calf muscles: Limited flexibility in these areas can increase the stress on your plantar fascia.
3. Sudden weight gain or obesity: Excessive weight can stress your feet and plantar fascia.
4. Prolonged standing or walking: Occupations that require extended periods on your feet can cause and make plantar fasciitis worse.
5. Improper footwear: Shoes without adequate arch support or cushioning can contribute to developing plantar fasciitis.

Anyone can develop plantar fasciitis, but it's prevalent among runners, individuals with occupations that require prolonged standing, and those who are overweight or obese.

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The Signs and Symptoms
The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is intense heel pain. The pain will often be worse, with the first few steps after getting out of bed or when standing up after sitting or resting for an extended period. This pain usually subsides as you continue to move around and "warm up" your foot. But will, unfortunately, often return after periods of rest or inactivity.

Other common symptoms include:

1. Heel pain that worsens after exercise or activity.
2. Stiffness and limited range of motion in the heel area.
3. Pain that radiates into the arch of the foot

If left untreated, plantar fasciitis can lead to chronic heel pain and disability, making it very important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible.

Dr. Pardis Kelly's Has a Comprehensive Approach to Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

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At her practice in Las Vegas, Dr. Kelly designs a personalized approach to the diagnosis and treatment of your plantar fasciitis. 

Her process begins with a thorough evaluation. Since not all heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis she will take a detailed medical history, physical examination, and, in some cases, diagnostic imaging tests to rule out the other potential causes of heel pain. Examples of other causes include heel spurs, stress fractures, or Achilles tendonitis.

Once a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is confirmed, Dr. Kelly will work closely with you to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Depending on the severity of the condition and individual factors, treatment options may include:

Conservative Therapies:
1. Stretching exercises and physical therapy to improve flexibility and strengthen supporting muscles
2. Stretching brace or custom orthotics to support the arch and relieve strain on the plantar fascia
3. Over-the-counter or prescription anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation and pain
4. Cortisone injections to provide targeted relief for severe inflammation

Advanced Treatments:
1. MLS Laser treatment to relieve pain and stimulate healing.

2. In the very rare, severe or persistent cases, surgery may be recommended to release the plantar fascia or address underlying issues like bone spurs or tendon tears.

Dr. Kelly says, "proper footwear is one of the most important steps you can take in the plantar fasciitis treatment, and prevention process." Additionally, she may recommend custom orthotics to provide long-lasting support and cushioning for the feet which, in addition to proper shoes, will minimize the chance to have plantar fasciitis episodes in the future.

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Why Trust Dr. Pardis Kelly for Your Plantar Fasciitis Treatment?

1. First, don't just take our word for it. Here is what some other patients have had to say about her:

"This physician, Dr. Kelly wasted no time in identifying my compromised foot condition.
She is extremely experienced, highly detailed, and supportive. She asked questions, explains your prognosis; as well as listens to all your challenges and personal foot, ankle/mobility concerns.
She offers her patients recommended behavioral home practices, that can expedite peaceful and productive healing.
I am blessed & grateful in having her as my care provider."
--- M.K. (Google Review)

2. How Dr. Pardis Kelly stands out
With her very specialized education in school to become a foot doctor, and more than 10,000 patient visits ….and over 23 years of experience. With those years of education and experience Dr. Kelly has helped treat and relieve many many patients, just like you, of plantar fasciitis. She is ready to help, time for you to make that appointment. 

3. She listens to your needs, here is what a patient D.A. had to say:
"Great Dr. and office staff.
Dr. Is very attentive, professional, patient.  Spends quality time to hear your issues and in return  addresses the issues with you.
Very knowledgeable within her specialty field. Pretty straight forward no running around in circles.
Staff understands and is very knowledgeable how insurance and co-payments work.
Appointments are easy to schedule even with same day if available.
I would recommend her office should you need expertise with foot care she is the one!!!
The whole staff goes over and beyond every time.
Call her you will be amazed and appreciate the care you receive, no regrets."
-- D.A. (Google Review)

3. Staying at the forefront of care.

Dr. Kelly stays on top of current improvements and developments in the most modern foot care treatments and strategies. All while incorporating old tried to true methods she has used in her two decades of treating patients foot and ankle medical needs.

If you live in Las Vegas and have heel pain due to plantar fasciitis Dr. Pardis Kelly is well equipped to help you on a speedy recovery, and plan to prevent future episodes of plantar fasciitis. Our office is welcoming with a friendly staff ready to help you.

Now it's up to you

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Take the First Step Toward Relief
Don't let plantar fasciitis and the debilitating heel pain it causes continue to disrupt your daily life. Take the first step towards lasting relief by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Pardis Kelly today. Her expertise was developed through years of education and experience. Sshe has a personalized approach and is committed to your well-being, you can look forward to a future free from the constraints of heel pain and the joy of rediscovering the activities you love.
Call Dr. Kelly's office or visit her website to begin your journey towards pain-free living. Your happy, healthy feet are just a phone call away.