Heel pain is an ambiguous topic; one that can be challenging to diagnose. One of the most common causes is Plantar fasciitis; which involves inflammation of the thick tissue spanning the bottom of the foot. Most people complain of a stabbing pain or ache; one that usually strikes first thing in the AM. The pain often minimizes throughout the day, but may return if you sit or stand a lot.
The pain usually affects one foot, but sometimes both. Plantar fasciitis is most common in runners, overweight individuals or those who wear badly fitting shoes. Other causes may be having foot problems such as very high arches or very flat feet. Now, Plantar fasciitis is something that needs to be treated without delay. Complications include the plantar fascia rupturing spontaneously, which happens in about 50% of patients suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.
Clearly, it’s just not worth the risk…but you don’t have to live in pain. About 95% of people are able to relieve their heel pain quickly and easily. Visit our website or give us a call at the number shown on screen. We specialize in foot problems like Plantar fasciitis, and can work with you to find the source of your problem and a unique treatment plan.
There are many options available, including tailored shoe inserts and anti-inflammatory medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary. We always encourage our patients to NEVER self-diagnose. Doing so can make your situation worse, as many non-serious ailments present the same symptoms as potentially serious ones like Plantar fasciitis, and its danger or rupturing.
Once again – don’t wait. If you or anyone you know is living with pain under the foot that just won’t budge, please call the number shown on screen or visit our website to discover more about what we can do for you, so you can get back to your normal daily life without delay.
* Each individual’s treatment and results will vary based on the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, and goals.
844 West Glenoaks Boulevard.
Glendale, CA 91202