Heel pain is an extremely common and potentially disruptive affliction that has many possible causes, including stress fractures, arthritis, nerve irritation, subdermal cysts, tendonitis and most often, plantar fasciitis or Heel Spurs. Plantar fasciitis and heel spurs occur when the tissue that connects the heel to the toes becomes inflammed. This inflammation causes foot pain on the bottom of the heel that can continue to grow in intensity over time.
You may be prone to developing this painful condition if the mechanics of your feet aren’t ideal, such as flat feet or excessively high arches, or if you have poor alignment in your feet that causes you to walk on the inner or outer edges of your feet. Overweight individuals may be more likely to develop plantar fasciitis and it can occur from spending hours on the feet in shoes that offer little or no support.
Plantar Fasciitis treatment options include an effective stretching regimen, icing, footwear modifications, anti-inflammatory medications and weight reduction to lessen the impact on the feet. More severe cases may be treated with custom foot orthotics, the use of a walking cast, night splints and physical therapy.
If you are experiencing heel pain or other symptoms associated with Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs, visit your Podiatrist or Chiropodist today for a fast and effective treatment option.
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