Plantar Fasciitis: A Common Foot Injury!

Plantar FasciitisPlantar fasciitis occurs due to inflammation from at the heel of the foot all the way to the toes. Many people don’t take it seriously until it becomes a chronic problem. It is critical to visit your podiatrist and nip it in the bud!

Why Does This Occur?

The ligament under the foot tends to strain as it takes a beating every day with simply just walking. However, strenuous exercise, especially when not in the proper footwear, can engender the strain.

If you are wondering if this is your problem, Scottsdale’s top-rated podiatrist, Mark Forman DPM, MBA, FAPWCA suggests you answer the following questions:

  • Do you have an increase in pain in the morning?
  • Do you have an increase in pain around the heel after being on your feet for an excessive amount of time?
  • Do you have an increase in pain from standing/walking on hard surfaces without the proper footwear?

If your answer is “yes” to these questions, you very well might be faced with Plantar fasciitis. Of course, Dr. Forman would need to see you to ensure this is the diagnosis and then provide you with the best treatment to help you recover.

Relieving Pain

While waiting to see your doctor, Dr. Forman and his specialized team at Put Your Feet First suggest implementing the following remedies:
  1. Wear supportive shoes;
  2. Exercises and stretches (calf and toe stretch and heel raises), especially before/after exercising;
  3. Rolling pin;
  4. Towel curls.

Contact Us!

It is important to visit your podiatrist to help you resolve this issue from recurring indefinitely. Dr. Forman and his team listen to your needs and provide a comprehensive treatment plan. Let us put you first by helping you put your feet first! Call us at 480.423.8400 or visit us online.
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