Plantar Fasciitis Can Make Life Miserable If Not Treated!
Plantar fasciitis is the cause of most heel pain. It is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toes. Possible causes for this condition include a faulty foot structure, such as flat-foot or high arches, wearing non-supportive footwear on hard flat surfaces, long hours on one’s feet, obesity, or overuse of the foot. Pain and swelling are the main symptoms of this condition. Since there are multiple reasons for heel pain, it is always best to have the issue diagnosed by a foot and ankle doctor.
Dr. Bill Releford can evaluate your foot and heel pain and determine the cause. Once diagnosed, he will provide a modality of treatment to allow the foot to heal without the need for surgical intervention. Some of these treatment options are shoe modifications, ice, shoe modifications, limiting activities, medication, and other possible options.