Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spurs)
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the band of tissue that runs from your heel to your toes (plantar fascia) becomes inflamed resulting in pain. This condition can be caused by many things including your foot type having either too high arches or flat feet. Wearing non supportive shoes, walking on hard surfaces, jobs which require standing for long periods of time and obesity can result in developing plantar fasciitis. Almost everyone will develop plantar fasciitis at some point of their lifetime and those who walk or run for exercise are at risk as well.
- Pain on the bottom of the heel
- Pain that occurs after exercise
- Pain that occurs right after getting up in the morning and after a period of sitting
- Pain that increases over a period of months but can occur rapidly
Plantar fasciitis may become a chronic condition if not treated. You may not be able to keep up your level of activity, and you may develop symptoms of foot, knee, hip, and back problems because plantar fasciitis can change the way you walk.
Treatment options include stretching, physical therapy. avoiding hard surfaces, icing, limiting activities, shoe modifications, medications and surgery. Dr. Pajouh will discuss the best treatment option for you. Make an appointment today with Dr. Jonathan Pajouh to further discuss treatment options and which treatment option best fits you.