Plantar Fasciitis

Treating Plantar Fasciitis in Center Line & Royal Oak, MI

If you are a runner or jogger, chances are you have suffered from plantar fasciitis, which can cause severe heel pain.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the thick band of tissue on your heel, known as the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed.

The Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

There are several factors which can cause plantar fasciitis, including:

  • If you overpronate, or roll your feet when you walk
  • Being overweight or having flat feet
  • Walking or standing on hard surfaces for long periods
  • Running, jogging, or doing other activities which cause foot stress

The Signs and Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

You may have plantar fasciitis if you experience:

  • Sharp, stabbing pain on your heel or the side of your foot
  • Foot, heel, or arch pain that increases after you wake up
  • Foot, heel, or arch pain that increases after exercising
  • Foot, heel, or arch pain that increases when you stand up

Ways To Relieve Plantar Fasciitis Pain

You can try a few simple home remedies which may help relieve mild plantar fasciitis pain, including:

  • Stretching your arches daily
  • Placing an ice pack on your heel daily
  • Taking over-the-counter pain or anti-inflammatory medication
  • Switching to more comfortable, supportive shoes and not going barefoot

How Your Podiatrist Can Help With Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis symptoms can become severe, impacting your ability to stay active and enjoy your life. Fortunately, your podiatrist can help you get relief from plantar fasciitis pain. Common professional treatments your podiatrist may recommend include:

  • Custom-fit orthotics and footwear to correct gait issues
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and pain
  • Physical therapy to help maintain flexibility and mobility
  • Cortisone injections around your heel to reduce inflammation

Plantar fasciitis doesn’t have to put you on the sidelines of your life. Your podiatrist can help you feel better. To find out more about the causes and treatment of plantar fasciitis, call the podiatrists at Michigan Feet serving Warren, MI located in Center Line & Royal Oak, MI. To schedule an appointment at the Center Line office call (586) 758-5770 or to schedule an appointment at the Royal Oak office call (248) 435-4777.

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