Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

A patient came in for his heel pain. He noted that it would especially hurt as he took his first steps in the morning. He figured that his daily habit of prolonged morning laps had something to do with it. He went to a podiatrist to find answers.  As of today, he’s back to his usual routine running laps and his mornings have never been better.

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis – Nashville

Are You Suffering From Heel Pain?

Heel pain is one of the most common foot complaints from our patients. There can be many causes of heel pain, for example, heel spur syndrome, a stress fracture or fractures due to injury, arthritis, tendinitis, and neuritis. Our job as podiatrists is to rule out other causes and diagnose the source of your heel pain. Most often, heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is ligament inflammation that extends from the heel to the toes (plantar fascia). The pain and nerve irritation is inside of the heel toward the toes. Typically, the pain is the worse when taking the first steps in the morning.

Common Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis Are:

• Pain in the Arch

• Heel or Foot Pain

• Stiffness in Ankles or Feet

• Heel Swelling

• Tight Calf Muscles