Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Heel pain is a commonly experienced orthopedic problem that can range from a minor inconvenience to a chronic condition. Heel pain is typically caused by inflammation due to stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, cysts, tendonitis, and most frequently, plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the connective tissue between the heel and toes becomes inflamed, resulting in increasing and potentially debilitating heel pain.
What causes plantar fasciitis?
Many individuals are prone to developing heel pain such as plantar fasciitis due to the mechanics of their feet – for example, plantar fasciitis can result from flat feet, excessively high arches, or poor orthopedic alignment that puts pressure on the inner or outer edges of the feet
How is plantar fasciitis treated?
Though plantar fasciitis can cause extreme pain, simple steps can be taken to treat this heel condition. Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis is responsive to a variety of treatment protocols, including an effective stretching regimen, icing, footwear modifications, and an-inflammatory medications.
Cutting Edge Foot and Ankle Clinic gives your hardworking feet the care they deserve. Give us a call today if you are experiencing any heel pain – our podiatry specialists can diagnose and treat a variety of heel-related issues, including plantar fasciitis, to get your back on your feet comfortably