Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the foot and heel. It’s caused by strain to the ligaments that support the arch of your feet, and the symptoms can range from annoying to debilitating. Working with an experienced podiatrist to identify the root cause of any foot pain is important, and the doctors at Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton can help you understand plantar fasciitis pain and how to treat
Causes and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Continuous stress caused by walking, running or standing for long periods of time are primary causes of this condition, although naturally high arches, flat feet and ill-fitting shoes may also lead to plantar fasciitis.
Heel pain is one of the most common symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but there are others. If you notice heel pain before you step out of bed in the morning, especially pain that continues to worsen throughout the day, consult with your heel pain doctor.
Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
As with many conditions that cause foot pain, the doctors at Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton may recommend a variety of approaches to plantar fasciitis pain. Mild or moderate cases may be treated at home with actions such as:
- Resting and elevating feet
- Limiting activities to non-weight bearing options whenever possible, such as getting cardio in via swimming instead of running
- Performing toe and calf stretches throughout the day as directed by your provider
- Choosing new shoes that fit correctly and provide proper arch support
- Using ice to reduce heel pain and swelling
Other treatments can include taking medication such as ibuprofen to reduce swelling that causes some of the pain, and our doctors can work with you on prescription options if over-the-counter medications aren’t working. As a last resort, our podiatrists may suggest surgery. Many times, the surgical options for plantar fasciitis can be performed in an outpatient setting and you can be resting comfortably at home the same day.
Consult A Doctor For Your Foot Pain
Don’t wait until foot pain is debilitating or you can’t walk. Contact the experts at Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton today to set up an appointment to find out the cause of your foot pain and what can be done about it. You can call the office at 610-253-2251.