“Heel pain or Plantar Fasciitis, is an extremely common, though not serious condition. Occasionally very frustrating to treat. The Plantar Fascia is a strap-like structure on the bottom of the foot that runs the length of the arch from the heel to the bone.
The fascia is not very stretchable and that is where your heel problems can begin. Any movement that repeatedly puts too much stretch on the arch and plantar fascia can cause the fascia to tear or pull away from the heel bone. In time, it becomes inflamed.
Usually, the symptoms begin very gradually, but after several weeks to months the pain gets worse and does not go away. Generally, there is no swelling or bruising in the area. There is, however, some tenderness when deep pressure is applied to the heel pad.”
Causes Of Heel Pain
- High arched feet.
- Flat feet.
- Non-supportive shoes.
- Walking or standing on hard floors.
- Pain in the front heel pad bottom of the foot.
- First steps out of bed in the morning are painful .
What Can You Do?
- Give your feet time to rest.
- Purchase arch supports
- Ice 10-15 min.
- Wear supportive shoes.
What Not To Do
- Do not walk barefoot.
- Avoid exercises and over stretching.
If you think you have plantar fasciitis, call us to schedule your appointment!! Do not let heel pain keep you from doing the activities you love!