Plantar fasciitisthe inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and runs across the bottom of the foot.
Plantar Fasciitis causes pain in the heel of your foot when you first stand up in the morning. Once you walk around for a while, the pain usually subsides, but it may return after long periods of standing or sitting. If you wear high heels regularly, you may experience pain when you try to walk barefoot.
You are more likely to develop Plantar Fasciitis is you walk around on hard floors a lot, or if you have a job that requires a lot of standing. If you walk or run for exercise, have very flat feet or very high arches, you are also at risk for developing the condition.
Some people who have Plantar Fasciitis also have heel spurs. In fact, heel spurs can cause pain that feels like Plantar Fasciitis. Read more about heel spurs here. (jump link to heel spurs page.)
Most treatments for Plantar Fasciitis are conservative and work well over the course of a few months.
Our podiatrists can prescribe the most effective treatment plan for you to relieve the pain and discomfort of Plantar Fasciitis.