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941-753-9599 Bradenton Office
941-366-2627 Sarasota Office


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The Right Support for Heel Pain

 Here’s a big no-no…

One of the biggest no-no’s when you’re experiencing pain in your heel is to be on a hard surface without shoes on.

At least 75% of our female patients who have heel pain admit to standing in the kitchen without shoes on.

Standing on any surface, especially a hard one, isn’t good when you have foot pain.  In Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice Florida, we live in a region where most homes have tile floors through most if not all of the house.  Unfortunately, as much as we love our sunny Sarasota lifestyle, walking around your home in bare feet isn’t always the best idea.

Please don’t kill the messenger, but wearing shoes or really good sandals at home can be a game-changer.

We’re not referring to slippers — they don’t have an arch or raised heel.

An arch and raised heel are important to take tension off the plantar fascia ligament.

If wearing shoes or sandals with an arch has little effect, you either have a more significant form of plantar fasciitis or you could have something similar to scar tissue.

As you may have read in one of our emails, inflammation of the plantar fascia can turn into degeneration of it (which is bad!).

The term is called Plantar Fasciosis.

Plantar fasciosis is sometimes referred to as plantar fasciitis. However, the term plantar fasciitis is not correct. The term fasciitis means inflammation of the fascia, but plantar fasciosis is a disorder where the fascia is repeatedly stressed rather than inflamed.  source: Merck Manuals

We don’t know what actually causes it.

What we do know is that being barefoot consistently on a hard surface when your heel hurts certainly doesn’t help.

Take every measure you can to get your heel back to 100% pain-free, and then you can periodically go barefoot again.

We specialize in eliminating plantar fasciitis and plantar fasciosis.

(ESWT) Shockwave Therapy

The most advanced non-invasive treatment solution for acute and chronic muscoskeletal pain

West Coast Podiatry Group is very excited to be able to add EPAT therapy as a treatment option for our patients suffering from many acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and or pain that significantly impairs mobility.

Schedule a consultation with West Coast Podiatry to learn all your treatment optoins.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrists in Bradenton & Sarasota, FL

"Dr. V. And the staff are AWESOME! Everyone was friendly and didn't make me feel like they were rushing me out the door. Very comfortable!!"

- Cid De S.

"The most wonderful staff an doctor's i had the pleasure to meet. I was sent there thru VA Community Care. I highly recommend West Coast Podiatry Center . You can't beat the smiles or the manners or the staff an doctor's anywhere else. Yes i am 100% disabled veteran an i get better care outside doctors than the VA doctors we have."

- Giovanni C.

"Dr. Z is amazing. Always thorough and patient. The office staff is courteous and efficient. Would recommend this doctor if you are having feet issues!!"

- Amy R.

"The staff is always friendly and courteous. Dr. Z is awesome. I was so impressed that after my last visit she researched alternative therapies that may help my particular situation. She went above and beyond to try and help me find comfort. It really showed me how much she cared. I would highly recommend West Coast Podiatry."

- Tara G.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of West Coast Podiatry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

You will meet with one of our experts to discuss your goals and have all your questions answered.

Discuss Your Goals
Review Your Medical History
Thorough Exam
Provide You With A Custom Treatment Plan

Bradenton, FL Office
1611 53rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34207

Phone: 941-753-9599

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Sarasota, FL Office
1961 Floyd St., Ste. D
Sarasota, FL 34239

Phone: 941-366-2627

Monday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM

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Venice, FL Office
3489 Precision Dr.

Nokomis, FL 34275

Phone: 941-366-2627

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