Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes pain in the heel and the bottom of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the toes, becomes inflamed or irritated. This inflammation can lead to pain, stiffness, and discomfort, especially when walking or standing.
It’s important to note that while plantar fasciitis can indeed be incredibly uncomfortable and challenging to deal with, Comfort Feet Podiatry Group can provide a range of treatment options, ranging from conservative measures like rest, stretching, orthotics, and physical therapy, to more invasive interventions.
Treatment typically involves a combination of rest, stretching exercises, footwear modifications, and pain relief measures. Some common treatments include:
– Reducing activities that worsen the pain can help the inflamed tissue heal.
– Gentle stretching exercises for the calf muscles and the plantar fascia can improve flexibility and reduce pain.
– Wearing supportive shoes with proper arch support and cushioning can help alleviate discomfort.
– Custom orthotic can provide additional support and alignment for the foot.
If you’re experiencing severe pain from plantar fasciitis, it’s recommended to consult with one of our Podiatrists to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.