Foot and ankle pain is an extremely common and potentially disruptive affliction that has many possible causes. This includes stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, cysts, tendinitis, and, most often, plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflamed. This inflammation causes pain on the bottom of the heel that can continue to grow in intensity over time.
Risk factors include:
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Nonsupportive shoes, especially high heels
- Singular or Repetitive Sprained Ankle
Treating Plantar Fasciitis
There are many conservative treatment options for plantar fasciitis, including adjustments to the feet and ankles, stretching regimen, icing, footwear modifications, anti inflammatory medications and weight reduction to lessen impact on the feet.
If you are experiencing foot or heel pain, schedule an appointment with us today. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner you can walk without pain.