“Oh, my aching foot!” There are lots of causes that will give you a pain in the foot but one in particular is a problem known as plantar fasciltis, an inflammation of the tissue, known as the plantar fascia, found on the rim of the underside of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes.
At the office of The DOCS, our experienced professionals are able to treat this and many other problems that plague your foot, so that relief is possible as you are restored to maximum foot health. In many cases, the condition will heal itself and the pain will subside. Rest is often prescribed and over-the-counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories can help with the swelling and make the pain more manageable. Sometimes there are things you can change easily, and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about what you can do you to improve your foot health and heal your foot.
Several ways that might indicate the presence of plantar fasciitis are a sharp pain in the foot, which is especially strong when rising in the morning, and foot pain both after exercise and after long periods of being on your feet. The causes can be attributed to standing for long periods, being overweight, shoes that give little support, or even pregnancy. Flat feet, high arches, and sports such as running, football, and other workouts that are high-intensity are also factors in developing the condition.
For the treatment of plantar fasciltis, count on The DOCS to get you on your feet again — pain free! Our highly trained and compassionate staff will treat your pain with a combination of medication and stretching exercises that will work towards restoring your foot health. Take that first step to pain free fee by giving us a call today.
By The DOCS - Podiatry
November 26, 2020
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