Do you wake up in the morning, step down and suddenly get pain in your arch? Does this pain make you feel old? Then you might have plantar fasciitis . Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the tissue that helps support your arch. During the day while you walk or run the fascia develops micro tears. Then while you sleep these tears begin to heal. When you first step out of the bed in the morning, “RIP” and the process begins again over and over.
This condition may be caused by;
- Not wearing the right shoes
- Misalignment of the bones in your foot and ankle
- Excess body weight
- Genetically inherited foot type
In 90-95% of the cases the condition can be treated with no surgery at all. Some home treatments might include, anti-inflammatory medications, (when indicated), stretching, weight loss and changes in shoe gear. If these measures don’t help you, then you may have a more serious problem and need to see a professional.
When you see a podiatrist, they will most likely take x rays of your feet in order to rule out other serious problems like; Baxter’s Nerve Entrapment, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Bone Fracture, etc. etc…..
In our Doylestown podiatry office, Dr. Lefkowitz treats plantar fasciitis and relieves arch pain every day. Why walk around feeling old and in pain when treatment is available? Give us a call today at Quality Foot Care and start feeling young again.