Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain that can often be severe and requires prompt treatment to ensure the best results. If you have heel pain, the expert podiatrists at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center in Davis, Carmichael and Sacramento, California, can help. They offer the most advanced treatments for plantar fasciitis and other painful foot conditions, so call Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia in your foot, that causes heel pain.
The plantar fascia is a piece of fibrous connective tissue that runs from your toes back to your heel bone. If the plantar fascia is put under too much strain, it can develop tiny tears and become inflamed. The inflammation then causes a stabbing pain in your heel, which sometimes spreads to your arch.
Plantar fasciitis pain is often at its worst in the morning when you get up. Movement can reduce the pain, but moving too much or extended periods of sitting can make it worse again.
Plantar fasciitis is a result of overstressing the plantar fascia.
Factors that increase your chances of developing plantar fasciitis include:
If your job requires you to walk or stay on your feet for hours at a time on a regular basis, that can trigger plantar fasciitis. Certain activities also increase your risk of plantar fasciitis, including running, jumping, ballet, and aerobic dance.Trying to keep going when you have plantar fasciitis can affect how you walk, causing additional complications like backache and knee or hip pain.
If you have symptoms of plantar fasciitis, please make an appointment with your doctor at Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center to obtain a correct diagnosis and start a treatment plan that may include the following options.
Treatment approaches for plantar fasciitis include:
If you have heel pain or think you may have plantar fasciitis, please contact Sacramento Foot and Ankle Center today or book an appointment online for a plantar fasciitis evaluation.