Plantar fasciitis is a stubborn cause of heel pain due to its tendency to cause the plantar fascia to become swollen. The plantar fascia is a ligament on the lower portion of the foot that supports the arch of your foot. They act to absorb shock as you walk and throughout your daily routines, but can become overworked and inflamed with continued pressure. The plantar fascia becomes painful and rigid, especially first thing in the morning or after a period of rest.
Those who have a higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis include:
● people who participate in high-intensity sports who place large amounts of pressure on their feet
● people with structural issues like high arches or flat feet
● people who stand for long periods of time
● people who are obese
● older people
Poorly-fitting shoes can wreak havoc for your plantar fascia if irritation continues to occur. For any pain or discomfort that continues, see a podiatrist who can create the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Darlyne Cange is a dedicated podiatrist who can help you counteract the effects of this condition and provide treatment for relief!
Our podiatrist may recommend the following treatments for plantar fasciitis:
● Use anti-inflammatories to minimize the amount of swelling.
● Wear shoes that provide high levels of support for your arches. They should also have insoles to cushion the arch.
● Ice therapy to reduce swelling in your feet.
● Insert orthotics into shoes to correct abnormal foot function and provide relief from excessive pressure.
● Utilize physical therapy to reduce inflammation.
Here at Cange Podiatry Inc., our podiatrist, Darlyne Cange, DPM, can work with you to provide the very best of treatment to reduce your plantar fasciitis pain by targeting the source. Contact us for an appointment at our Ellicott City and Glen Burnie, MD locations, or book your appointment online today.