Get Back on Your Feet
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and one of the main conditions that make people seek treatment for foot pain. It affects people of all ages and can have many different sources.
The plantar fascia is a thick, broad ligament that spans the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone with the forefoot. Plantar fasciitis typically presents as insidious pain that becomes progressively worse with weight bearing. The pain is most often worst with the first steps out of bed in the morning, or after taking a break from weight bearing activities and then resuming weight bearing.
The pain of plantar fasciitis results from stress and microscopic tearing of the ligament fibers – most typically where the ligament attaches to the heel bone. Once plantar fasciitis develops, it often gets progressively worse because its very hard for these fibers to heal adequately since we are likely not getting more than 8 hours completely off our feet during sleep.
We have many treatments aimed at breaking the cycle of inflammation and pain of plantar fasciitis and getting you back to your previous pain free activities. Don’t suffer any more with the pain and make an appointment today to see what we can do for you.
What causes planter fasciitis?
- Feet rolling inward when walking
- High arches
- Flat feet
- Being overweight or obese
- Tight Achilles tendon or calf muscles
- Walking, standing or running for long periods