Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can make a basic task like walking more painful than it should be. Our team at SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center in Los Angeles wants you to know the signs of plantar fasciitis and that treatments are available.
The most common signs of plantar fasciitis are pain or swelling in the heel, especially at or close to the bottom. You might also experience pain in the arch of the foot. Furthermore, many people feel pain and tightness in their Achilles tendon, which is what connects the heel and the calf muscles.
Since pain in the heel and arch can come from multiple issues, it is important to understand what makes plantar fasciitis symptoms different. The pain associated with plantar fasciitis tends to be worse in the morning, or if you have been sitting for a while and decide to stand up.
While pain from other conditions often worsens with movement, that is not always true with plantar fasciitis. Instead, you will typically notice that the pain is worse after you exercise, and you may or may not feel it at all during your workout. The pain might also feel worse if you try to stretch your foot or press the sides of your heel.
Plantar fasciitis tends to occur in the heels of those who stand for long periods, such as waitresses, run long distances, or are overweight. Those that have tight calf muscles, wear unsupportive shoes, and have high arches are also susceptible.
Plantar fasciitis can be a very uncomfortable condition to live with, but there is hope. Some of the most effective natural treatment options include stretching, ice therapy, kinesiology taping, lifestyle modifications, custom orthotics, and therapeutic exercise. Our team of experts will help you find the best course of treatment according to your needs, to provide a personalized approach to healing.
Don’t let this condition keep you off of your feet. Call our team at SoCal Neck & Back Injury Center today at (323) 375-5147 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.
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