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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the sole of the foot. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

Symptoms

Stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot near the heel.

This usually is present within the first few steps of your morning, once your mobile the foot limbers up and pain decreases. Pain can return after long periods of standing or getting up after long periods of sitting.

You’re more susceptible to the condition if you’re:

  • Female
  • Overweight
  • Have a job that requires a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces
  • Walk or run for exercise
  • Or have very flat feet or very high arches

Treatment

If it goes untreated, plantar fasciitis can become a chronic condition. It can become difficult to keep up your level of activity. You may develop foot, knee, hip and back problems because the pain can change the way you walk.

Treatments are tailored to fit each individual’s problem, we have a variety of tests that we perform in order to determine what is the right option for each patient. Our treatment services include:


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