What to Know About Plantar Fasciitis

Do you have plantar fasciitis? If the first few steps out of bed in the morning causes pain in the bottom of your heel, you may have plantar plantar fasciitisfasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Regional Foot and Ankle Specialists, which has offices in Turnersville and Pennsauken, NJ, offers state-of-the-art treatments for plantar fasciitis. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about plantar fasciitis.

Causes Of Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is more common in athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Such strain injury can be from excessive walking or running and a jumping injury from landing. Additionally, people who are overweight and those who wear footwear with inadequate support have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can also be caused by certain diseases, including ankylosing spondylitis and reactive arthritis.

Symptoms Of Plantar Fasciitis

If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, irritated, and swollen. Then the heel of your foot hurts when you walk or stand. It can happen in one foot or both feet. The pain might be worse in the morning and after increased levels of activity. The pain may develop gradually and become worse over time.

Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis

Your podiatrist will perform an examination of your foot and watch you stand and walk. He or she will also ask questions about your symptoms, past health, and what type of physical activity you do. Your Turnersville and Pennsauken podiatrist will order X-rays of your foot if he or she suspects a problem with the bones of your foot.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Some of the top treatments for plantar fasciitis include injections, stretching and strengthening exercises, orthotics, splinting, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT), and surgery. Doctors only suggest surgery for patients who still have pain after trying other treatments for 6 to 12 months. Stay with your treatment. If you don't stay with your treatment, you may have constant pain when you walk or stand. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner your heel will stop hurting.

Say hello to healthy and happy feet! Don't wait another minute- call Regional Foot and Ankle Specialists at 856-875-8855 now to schedule an appointment in Turnersville, NJ. Call 856-488-5290 to schedule an appointment in Pennsauken, NJ. We will help you achieve real relief.