plantar fasciitis

About plantar fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that is characterized by pain in the heel of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is commonly caused by overuse and is very common in women, individuals who walk or run often, individuals who are overweight, or someone who spends long periods of time standing throughout the day. Plantar Fasciitis typically affects people between the ages of 40 and 70.

plantar fasciitis symptoms

Signs You May Be Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis

  • Stabbing pain in the heel of the foot, which is worse during the first few steps of the day after awakening
  • As you continue to walk on the affected foot, the pain gradually lessens
  • Usually, only one foot is affected, but it can occur in both feet simultaneously

Recovering From plantar fasciitis

To diagnose plantar fasciitis, your doctor will physically examine your foot by testing your reflexes, balance, coordination, muscle strength, and muscle tone. Your doctor may also advise a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or X-ray to rule out other sources of your pain, such as a pinched nerve, stress fracture, or bone spur. Treatment for plantar fasciitis includes chiropractic care, medication, physical therapy, or shock wave therapy, and sometimes even surgery.

If you’re suffering from Plantar Fasciitis, call us today so we can help ease your pain.