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Are You Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis?

Are You Dealing With Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an uncomfortable issue associated with pain upon waking up and standing for prolonged periods. Your risk increases as you age or have a job that requires you to be on your feet for prolonged periods. Fortunately, Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care, with locations in Livonia, Royal Oaks, and Saginaw, MI, offers care to assist. Our doctors Dr. Randy Semma, Dr. Michelle Bartelle-Semma, and Dr. Stacey Stefansky serve Livonia, Commerce Township, and Royal Oaks, MI, providing quality foot care to ease your discomfort and promote healing.  

General Information 

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the fibrous band of tissue running from your heel bone to your toes becomes inflamed. It then contributes to pain. 

Being obese, having certain foot mechanics like a high arch, and participating in activities like ballet increase your risk of this condition. 

Without proper treatment, you could find yourself walking abnormally to reduce your pain. As a result, it could cause pain in your hips, back, and knees. 

How We Diagnose Plantar Fasciitis 

Typically, we can diagnose this condition without performing any diagnostics, just listening to your symptoms and habits. In some cases, one of our doctors in Livonia, Commerce Township, or Royal Oaks, MI, may recommend imaging to rule out other possibilities. 

How We Treat Plantar Fasciitis 

When you visit our practice for this condition, the first course of action is often physical therapy. A doctor at our practice will guide you through exercises that slowly work the plantar fascia as well as the Achilles tendon. The goal is to stretch the soft tissue to help with the healing process. 

If you're dealing with this condition, another course of treatment may be orthotics. These devices redistribute pressure so no portion of your foot is taking the brunt of your weight. 

Additionally, a podiatrist from our practice may recommend a splint to use as you sleep. It stretches the soft tissue as you sleep. 

At Nationwide Foot & Ankle Care, serving Livonia, Commerce Township, and Royal Oak, MI, Dr. Randy Semma, Dr. Michelle Bartelle-Semma, and Dr. Stefansky can help you recover from this issue properly. In addition, treatment will help ease your pain during the treatment process. As a practice with locations in Saginaw, Livonia, and Royal Oaks, we offer you the convenience of multiple locations along with skilled practitioners who genuinely listen and assist in the healing process. 

Book an appointment with our practice today by calling one of our locations:

Livonia - 734-261-3400

Royal Oaks - 248-549-3338

Saginaw - 989-475-5234

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Livonia Podiatry Office


7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday:

9:30 am - 5:00 pm


8:30 am - 12:00 pm


7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:


Royal Oak Podiatry Office

Monday, Wednesday, Friday - Sunday:



9:00 am - 1:00 pm


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saginaw Bay Podiatry Office


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:



8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Closed Every Other day